Iran’s ‘Here without Me’ warmly received in Tiburon intl. filmfest
Iranian filmmaker Bahram Tavakkoli’s Here without Me has gained international acclaim at the 2012 Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF).
Tavakkoli’s latest production was warmly received at the American festival where it participated as Iran’s only representative.
A contemporary Iranian adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie
, Here without Me
recounts the story of a single mother working hard to find a match for her shy and lame-legged daughter, while her son dreams mostly of cinema and running away from family obligations.
Distributed by Iran’s Visual Media Institute, the movie has been screened at several international festivals such as Montreal's World Film Festival in Canada, Hamburg International Film Festival in Germany and Pune International Film Festival in India.
Tavakkoli's production was also screened at the 2012 edition of Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) recently held in March.
The film's lead actress Fatemeh Motamed-Aria won the Best Actress Prize of the 2011 World Film Festival in Montreal.
The annual Tiburon International Film Festival seeks to provide a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures through the artistic medium of cinema, and through the top quality films from around the world.
The 11th edition of the festival kicked off on April 19 and will run until April 27, in Tiburon, California.