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My Stolen Planet

Directed by Farahnaz Sharifi
2024
Germany, Iran
88 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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In this top prize winner at the prestigious Thessaloniki Film Festival, filmmaker Farahnaz Sharifi traces how the Islamic Revolution changed life for women in Iran, documenting public defiance and private joy.

Born just weeks after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Sharifi’s experiences growing up were very different from her mother’s generation. The vivacity of the pre-Revolution years lingers on behind closed doors, as though the home is a different planet – but that freedom is increasingly curtailed. She tracks the public and private histories of women: from intimate footage of women singing and dancing, to public protests, including against the mandatory hijab in 1979. Sharifi narrates her own experiences, including the 2022 Woman Life Freedom uprising, which ultimately becomes an act of resistance and a turning point in Farahnaz’s life.

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Sharifi never makes light of the brutal oppression of the Iranian regime or the bleak realities of protest against it, but she nevertheless suggests that, despite it all, the population still take every opportunity they can to dance to their own tune
Amber Wilkinson, Screen International
Through voiceover, the filmmaker questions her impulse to film everything, but ‘to film or not to film’ is never the question – it’s not so black and white. Film bears witness to tragedy and injustice, and documentation is therefore also endlessly vital Olivia Popp
Cineuropa

Tickets

Sat 15 Jun
4:15pm
Palace Central Cinemas - Cinema 1
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
Subtitled
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 Jun
12:15pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 2
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
Subtitled
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Original Title
SAYYAREYE DOZDIDE SHODEYE MAN
Year
2024
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Germany, Iran
Language
In Farsi with English subtitles
Director
Farahnaz Sharifi
Producer
Lilian Tietjen, Anke Petersen, Farzad Pak
Screenwriter
Farahnaz Sharifi
Cinematographer
Farahnaz Sharifi
Editor
Farahnaz Sharifi
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, Focus on Women, Festival Award Winners, Middle East
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Cinephil
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