A powerful documentary celebrating the liberating power of celluloid dreams. Director Ehsan Khoshbakht grew up in Iran after the 1979 revolution when most films were banned. As a film obsessed student, he met an underground film collector who had hidden thousands of 35mm prints from destruction by the fundamentalist fanatics, refusing to give up his hoard despite arrest and torture. They became partners in crime until Ehsan escaped to a new life in the west and became one of the world’s leading film curators. Years later on hearing of his friend's death, he has crafted this elegiac, cinematic tribute.

The screening at 18:00 on 14th November at Hyde Park Screen Two will be presented with additional descriptive subtitles of non-dialogue audio. Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival. 

The screening on the 11th November will be followed by a Q&A with Director Ehsan Khoshbakht.