BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Mitra Farahani is photographed for Self Assignment on February 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Francois Berthier/Contour by Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***


27 February 2023


28 February 2023

Guest at the Ca’ Foscari Theater in Santa Marta is the director, painter and producer Mitra Farahani, one of the major figures of contemporary Iranian cinema. As part of the curatorial project of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice CinemARTa Contact Zone, in collaboration with the cultural association Rete Cinema in Laguna, Farahani’s latest film is screened, À vendredi, Robinson, centered on the epistolary relationship established according to the director’s inventiveness between Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan, father of Iranian auteur cinema. The film won the Special Jury Prize in the Encounters section of the Berlinale and was recently screened in the prestigious setting of the MoMA in New York. Following the screening, in the original language with Italian subtitles, Alessandro Del Re, curator and programmer of Rete Cinema in Laguna, and Stefano Pellò, Associate Professor of Persian Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, talk with the director. The event is introduced by Marco Dalla Gassa, Associate Professor of Cinema, Photography and Television at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The day after Mitra Farahani will hold a masterclass dedicated to Ca’ Foscari students and at 9 pm, in an event open to the public, he will present his previous work, Fifi Howls from Happiness (United States, Iran, France, 2013) at the Rossini Multiplex to the famous Iranian painter Bahman Mohassess.