Fifi Howls From Happiness
( Fifi Az Khoshhali Zooze Mikeshad )

Mitra Farahani
2013 - 96 min - HD - Couleur - États-Unis

Bahman Mohasses is an Iranian painter, who has lived in exile in Rome since 1954. When Mitra Farahani found him in his Italian hotel room, he was an old man, a lonely dandy who had created nothing for a long time. At first mistrustful, Mohasses let himself be tamed by the young filmmaker. The master then told, with all the humour and bitter wit that was so characteristic, the story of his life, the complicated relationship between his painting and his country which had forgotten him. A complicit dialogue is established, extending into a reflection on creation and the place occupied by art in a tormented history.

Author-Director : Mitra Farahani
Photography : Mitra Farahani
Sound : Amir Hossein Ghassemi
Editing : Yannick Kergoat, Suzana Pedro
Original Music : Tara Kamangar
Delegate Producer : Butimar Productions


Distributor : Urban Distribution International
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Urban Distribution International
VOD : Universciné
Disponible au Club du doc


2013 - Cinéma du réel, Paris (France) : Prix international de la Scam
2013 - Festival international du film de Berlin - Berlinale, Berlin (Allemagne) :
2013 - RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, Montréal (Canada) : Compétition internationale longs métrages
2013 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques