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No Hard Feelings : a queer story of race, belonging and love

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  When Iranian/German filmmaker Faraz Shariat was 19 years old he imported a  security detacher from China and used it to take off the security tags from clothes in department stores. In time he got caught shoplifting and was sentenced to community service which he did by becoming a translator in a refugee shelter.  That was … Continue reading



Parking : a compelling short LGBTQ film from Iran

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  Parking is a very rare breed as it is one of  the few Iranian LGBTQ movies ever made,  This 9 minute short directed by Ahmad Seyfipour is the tale of a burglary that goes wrong.  When a man is stealing from a garage he comes across two men having sex on the back seat … Continue reading



Tehran : City of Love …….for some people

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  This is the stories of three middle-aged sad and depressed Iranians trying to cope with the reality that love has simply passed them by..  In this very bittersweet comedy from writer-director Ali Jaberansari we see how these lonely individuals cope with the lack of a romantic relationship . Overweight Mina (Forough Ghajabagli) ironically is … Continue reading




Apricot Groves

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In his first feature film Iranian/Armenian writer/director Pouria Heidary Oureh places his story in his two home countries which are very rarely the settings for any LGBTQ movie.  The tale he spins is exceptionally beautiful and told with such a discreet compassion and understanding that when the main crux of the story is finally revealed, you … Continue reading



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