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A documentary on provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso,” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Fifi Howls From Happiness captures the last two months of the legendary Iranian artist in his hotel room in Rome and follows the creative process of his last work: the “Unknown Masterpiece”.
Director: Mitra Farahani
Casting: Bahman Mohassess, Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh
Release date: 02/10/2013
Bonus on the DVD: Ahmad Faroughi's "L’œil qui entend", 1967, is a portrait of Bahmann Mohassess produced by Iranian television.
Berlin 2013 Panorama Dokumente, Cinéma du Réel International Competition - SCAM International Award, Telluride IFF 2013, Milano IFF 2013, Sao Paulo IFF 2013, BAFICI 2014 - Best Film Award
« A film of a rare intensity. » - Le Monde
« An fascinating reflection on creation. » - Télérama
« More than an artist's portrait, a masterpiece. » - Peter Sellars