My Red Shoes (Mes souliers rouges)
Kaveh Rastegar, Fariba Rastegar, Ava Rastegar, Roxana Rastegar, Pantéa Kian, Azita Farivar Sadri, Guita Farivar Sadri / Documentary / Persian, French
A heartfelt account of love during revolution and the quest for purpose in life.
Kaveh and Fariba were 20 years old in 1979, when the Iranian revolution turned their country and their ideals of liberty upside-down. After years of struggle and imprisonment, they found their way to France, where they brought up their daughters to value freedom and art. Combining gripping personal accounts, scenes of daily life, metaphysical digressions and home-movie footage in Super 8 and Hi8, My Red Shoes is a warm and luminous film about commitment, exile and the transmission of values after private and political catastrophe. [PG]
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