(Cinema Shahr-E Gheseh/سینما شهرقصه)
Romance/Comedy/Drama, Iran, 2019, 100min
Directors: keyvan Alimohammadi, Aliakbar Heydari
Writers: Manuchehr Anvar, Bijan Mofid
Producers: keyvan Alimohammadi, Mohammad Reza Mesbah
Cast: Hamed Komeili, Anahita Dargahi, Babak Karimi, Hediyeh Tehrani, Jamshid Mashayekhi
Join us for the USA premiere of CINEMA CITY, a homage to the history of Iranian film!
Davood is a cinema projectionist who loses his job at the onset of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The revolutionaries burn down the theaters and Davood who loves movies is forced to set up a home theater in his basement. During this time, he also falls in love with Elham, who is the daughter of a hardcore revolutionary. Her father is strongly opposed to cinema and does not approve their marriage…
The movie apart from Davood’s story scenes is also a collection of 120 scenes from the history of Iranian cinema pre-1979.
Premiere Status: International Premiere