Sara by Dariush Mehrjui

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February 2010

IRANIAN CINEMA, INSPIRATION AND ADAPTATION: DARIUS MEHRJUI


Screening and Discussion – Introduction
University College London
Engineering Building
Malet Place
London WC1E 6BT

Film screenings and thought-provoking discussion sessions on the works of Dariush Mehrjui, one of the most important filmmakers active today in Iranian Cinema.

 

Organised by

The UCL Mellon Programme and supported by Iran Heritage Foundation

Convened by

Dr. Saeed Talajooy, UCL Mellon Fellow

Introduction

Modern Iranian cinema entered a new stage with Dariush Mehrjui. His early masterpiece, The Cow (1970), took the symbolic realism of Iranian art cinema to a new level. As an Iranian New Wave cinema icon, his films bear some resemblance with those of Rossellini, De Sica and Satyajit Ray, but he also adds something distinctively Iranian to his works. Most of his films are inspired by literature and adapted from Iranian and foreign novels and plays. The UCL Mellon Programme will be screening a selection of Mehrjui's films adapted from or inspired by the works of seminal authors and dramatists such as J.D. Salinger, Saul Bellow, Henrik Ibsen and Goli Taraghi.

Programme

Wednesday February 24, 2010
5:30 pm
Room 1.02, Engineering Building, Malet Place

Hamoon, The Blind Owl or Herzog: Inspiration and Influence
1990
Persian with English subtitles

Guest Speaker: Dr. Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad, SOAS Centre for Film and Media Studies

Wednesday March 3, 2010
5:30 pm
Room 1.02, Engineering Building, Malet Place

Sara & A Doll’s House: Intercultural Adaptation
1993
Persian with English subtitles

Guest Speaker: Dr. Nacim Pak-Shiraz, SOAS Centre for Film and Media Studies

Wednesday March 10, 2010
5:30 pm
Room 1.02, Engineering Building, Malet Place

Pari & Franny and Zooey: Intercultural Adaptation
1995
Persian with English subtitles

Guest Speaker: Clare Foster, Independent Scholar and Expert in Adaptation

Wednesday March 17, 2010
5:30 pm
Room 1.02, Engineering Building, Malet Place

The Pear Tree & The Pear Tree: Intralingual Adaptation
1998
Persian with English subtitles

Guest Speaker: Parviz Jahed, Independent Scholar and BBC Persian Commentator

Admission

Free

Enquiries

Dr. Saeed Talajooy: s.talajooy@ucl.ac.uk
For full details visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/mellon-program/seminars/2009-2010

 

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