Poem and stone

She'r va Sang

Báseň a kámen

Photography: Maryam Tafakory
Producer, Co-producer: Maryam Tafakory
Color: Colour
Language: English, Persian
A film skirting the edge of performance, documentary, and poetry, explores the question of human memory through the combination of a variety of abstract and symbolic motifs. It refers to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and the principles of “involuntary memory” based on the unconscious storing of memories connected with concrete emotions.

“I sit here, yearning for the smell of wet soil and gasoline, my fingers stained with the absent. I unself here. Distance and nearness are attributes of bodies. The journey of the soul involves not time and place.”

Maryam Tafakory (1987) is an Iranian artist and director living in London. In her projects, she explores allegorical forms of visual storytelling and inner monologues, and constantly mixes documentary elements with installation. In her work, existential reflections blend into themes of poetry, politics, and religion. Her other films include the short film I Was Five When I Became a Woman (2014) about female circumcision.

Maryam Tafakory / 4 Rutland Court / London / United Kingdom / +44 7983 51 9829 / maryam@tafakory.com
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Short Joy
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Subtitle languages: English
28.10.2015 16:00


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