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Fifi Howls from Happiness (2013)

Fifi az khoshhali zooze mikeshad (original title)
Unrated | | Documentary | 2 October 2013 (France)
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A documentary on provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran.

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Mitra Farahani

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Mitra Farahani
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A documentary on provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran.

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21 June 2019 | by rob-richertSee all my reviews

I'm a filmmaker. I seem to always have SOME issue with most films. So when I come across a film that feeds me as well as this film has - I just want to scream its name from the rooftops.

Mirta Farahani!! She is our brilliant one-woman-band seeming to shoot, interview, edit, record sound... and oftentimes her handheld shots feel as if they are only able to approximate the bigger budget locked off framing she would intended. And thus, with each shot I feel the urgency of the story!

A big cumbersome crew would have likely gotten in the way of this intimate, lovely, expressive portrait. How lucky we are that this film exists!

This portrait of a complex, charismatic artist, fearlessly vulnerable, opinionated to the core reaching through the screen and teaching me how deeply one can commit to their craft.

To commit to the point life and art are blurred.

Oh god. Did I just write that? Yes I did.

Promise me you will do your best not to judge that corny-ass sentence, until you've seen the film. It left me damn near mute, with nothing but a handful of platitudes, pawing for the words to describe the ache in my chest.


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Country:

USA | Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

2 October 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fifi Howls from Happiness See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,728, 10 August 2014

Gross USA:

$13,614

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,614
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