GlassEyeCine presents | 20 Fingers
The Sunflower Public Bar • Monday 03 April, 7.30pm
As part of the Belfast Film Festival, GlassEyeCine presents 20 Fingers by Mania Akbari (Iran). The film is part of their ongoing ‘Persian Nights’ programme aimed at generating awareness of the contribution to cinema from other countries, and will be screened at The Sunflower Bar on 03 April.
Building on the success of GlassEyeCine’s first event in 2016, where they showed Life May Be – Akbari’s collaboration with local filmmaker Mark Cousins – this year’s offering is Akbari’s first feature length film 20 Fingers. As before, a mix of contemporary and traditional Iranian music will follow the screening and food will be available. Discounts for groups can be arranged and tables can be reserved. You can contact GlassEyeCine to discuss. Further Information here.
20 FINGERS by Mania Akbari. Iran, 2004, 72min
First-time director Mania Akbari explores the heartbreak and joy of romantic relationships through the stories of seven couples searching for happiness. Composed of seven vignettes, the film features the same two actors in each episode, playing different characters.
Interview with Mania Akbari, who is considered one of the most controversial filmmakers in Iran • Video Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015
Mania Akbari was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at the Danish Film Institute in Denmark in 2014.Camera: Steen Møller Rasmussen • Edited by: Kamilla Bruus • Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner