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Theatre of Tears

An ultimate trip in the world of Iranian Shia-Islam traditions.
A triptych of generations, depicting the nowdays Iranian society through their attitude and involvement into the traditional commemoration of Ashurá. The old tradition where personal mourning are being released and dissolved in the collective sorrow for the martyrdom of the fourth Imam - Imam Hossein, that took place in 680 A.D.


Copyright © 2007 DodoFilm and Beate Petersen

Previous screenings

Norwegian Short Film Festival
14 Jun – 19 Jun | Grimstad, Norway
Deboshir Film - Pure Dreams: International Independent Film Festival
2 Nov – 5 Nov | Saint Petersburg, Russia
World Film Festival
24 Mar – 30 Mar | Tartu, Estonia
8 Aug – 16 Aug | Saint Petersburg, Russia

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I have enjoyed, indeed, the films impressively intelligent approach to a quite sensitive subject. Enough experimental film language, carefully filmed beautiful ...
6 Jun 2008 | Anonymous

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