:The Stone Garden

Screening Schedule

22.08, 18:00, DOKU KINO

The Stone Garden / Baghé sangui

Iran, 1976, B&W, 74 min

In The Stone Garden, Kimiavi visits the garden of Darvish Khan Esfandiarpur, a deaf mute whose home became a religious shrine after he began to hang stones from tree branches. In each film, Kimiavi explores the status of community, arguably producing allegories of the nation during a period of tremendous transformation.

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Born in Tehran in 1939, Parviz Kimiavi trained as a filmmaker in Paris and worked at the public television network Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française, before returning to Iran in 1969. He developed a rich documentary practice that flourished throughout the 1970s, approaching diverse subjects with a poetic and impressionistic sensibility, and exploring cultural tradition, modernity, and national identity.

Screening Schedule

22.08, 18:00, DOKU KINO

Category

MMX

Director

Parviz Kimiavi