Films on Film / UK premiere

Seconds of Lead (Sanye Haye Sorbi)

  • Seyed Reza Razavi /
  • Iran /
  • 2012 /
  • 70 mins

Narges Abyar, Shahed Soltani Azad, Mehdi Kimiya’ee / Documentary / Farsi

A warmly engaging gem of a film about a projectionist, a massacre, memory, guilt and cinema.

Documentary
While conducting research for her new book about the events of 8 September 1978, when dozens of demonstrators were killed by the Shah’s army, Iranian novelist Narges Abyar comes across a documentary which includes an interview with a cinema projectionist who witnessed the carnage. She first tracks down the filmmaker, then a projectionist, who looks like the man in the film but denies all knowledge of it. Abyar is nothing if not persistent, however...

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