Friday, 29.11.2019, 21.30
Filmforum im Museum Ludwig
Feature film, IR 2001, 103 min.
Director: Tahmineh Milani
With: Niki Karimi, Mohammad Nikbin, Attila Pessyani
Tehran, 2001: A magistrate is supposed to hear a female death row prisoner; to arouse his sympathy, his wife Fereshteh reveals to him her own “hidden” life story from the time of the revolution: As a student she is a member of a communist underground group and meets Rouzbeh, an older left-wing intellectual and newspaper editor. Against the backdrop of increasing persecution and raids, the two begin a romance that ends unhappily. “The Hidden Half” is one of the most important films by filmmaker Tahmineh Milani. Despite official permission, she was imprisoned and only released after two weeks following an international solidarity campaign, supported by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, among others.