A Moon for My Father

United Kingdom, Iran | 2019 | documentary | 74 min. Somewhere in Europe

Mania Akbari (“Life May Be”) has created another extremely intimate documentary in which a story about physicality is interlaced with traumatic events from the past. Film letters of the director and her partner are intertwined with medical documentation, family photographs or takes from the underground. What seems to be an accidental collage of photographs and recordings is a coherent artistic expression of a conscious, contemporary woman who has not been spared difficult experiences by fate.

directed by

Mania Akbari Festival guest

An internationally acclaimed artist and filmmaker. Her provocative, revolutionary and radical films were recently the subject of retrospectives at the BFI, London (2013), the DFI, Denmark (2014), Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (2014), Cyprus Film Festival (2014) and Nottingham Contemporary UK (2018). Her films have screened at festivals around the world and have received numerous awards. Akbari lives and works in London, having been exiled from Iran in 2013.

Douglas White

cinematography
Paria Kamyab, Douglas White, Mania Akbari, Mahshad Afshar
script
Mania Akbari, Douglas White
editing
Babak Salek, Majed Neisi, Ashkan Mehri, Amin Maher, Hoda Taheri, Paria Kamyab
production
Mania Akbari, Douglas White
Film screenings:
A Moon for My Father