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Saless: Far From Home
Saless: Far From Home


Mehrnaz Saeedvafa


16 min

English and Persian with English Subtitles

A pioneer of the Iranian New Wave Cinema, Sohrab Shahid Saless, made only two films in Iran: A Simple Event and Still Life. He moved to Germany in 1975 and made several films there including Far From Home, Diary of a Lover, Utopia, and Order before settling in the United Sates in the mid-nineties. He passed way in Chicago in 1998.

In Saless: Far From Home filmmaker Mehrnaz Saeedvafa interviews the veteran filmmaker three weeks before his death in an effort to introduce American cinephiles to his life and work. In addition, Saeedvafa skillfully uses film clips to illustrate the haunting quality of Saless' work and the impact it has had on generations of Iranian filmmakers.

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