A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution

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May 18, 2015

2:15 pm

Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)

In 2006, after nearly three decades of fearing for his life, Jahangir Razmi revealed his identity as the photographer of a 1979 prize-winning picture of an execution in post-revolution Iran. The story of the photo alone would make a fascinating documentary, but Montreal-based director and visual artist Bahman Tavoosi’s film is much more than an historical retelling of facts. Tavoosi records his process of restaging the photograph and meticulously seeks out a suitable location and cast.

Country: Canada

Production year: 2013

Running time: 60

Director: Bahman Tavoosi

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