A Moon for My Father, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE,
A Moon for my Father to be part of the 48th edition of Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma, for the competitive section, Les nouveaux alchimistes.
The body of artist Mania Akbari serves as the inspiration for an artwork both performative and sculptural. Ravaged by a double mastectomy and subsequently transformed through the stages of an IVF pregnancy, her body becomes her muse, a metaphor for the political history of her native Iran. Life, death, the language of the imagination and censorship are explored through trauma both personal and collective. Powerful and deeply intimate, this lyrical essay is loosely built on the exchange of letters between two artists — Akbari and her partner Douglas White — as they contemplate what is happening to them now.