Javad, 2011

Bahman Kiarostami
Javad, 2011
Iran/UAE, Digital Video, colour
18 minutes
In Farsi, with subtitles in English
Film still
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation


Bahman Kiarostami's films have focused on the power of faith in contemporary Iranian culture and society, music, poetry and art. His filmography includes The Treasure Cave (La Cave au Trésor, 2009), Statues of Tehran (Mojasamehay-e Tehran, 2009), Anonymous (Gomnam, 2007, co-directed with Kaveh Kazemi), Re-enactment (Shabihkhani, 2006), Persian Gardens (Baghe Irani, 2005), Pilgrimage (Ziarat, 2005), Two Bows (Do Kamancheh, 2004), Infidels (Koffar, 2004), Nour (2003) and I Saw Shoush (Shoush Ra Didam, 2002).

This person is part of Sharjah Biennial 10


Kiarostami, Bahman


Javad Yassari rose to fame in the late 1970s in Lalezar, Tehran’s club strip where he sang in smoky theatres and cabarets.