A Moon for My Father at 17th International Film Festival TORUN- Poland 2019
“Artistic performance is the bridge across the black hole of trauma, the evolved individual and group response to the tragic nature of human existence”.
A Moon for My Father at 17th International Film Festival TORUN- Poland 2019.
Screening on 20 October 15:15. Kino Centrum.
Mania Akbari looks into the connection between her body and the political history of Iran, investigating the relationship between her own physical traumas and the collective political memory of her birthplace. As she undergoes surgeries on a body decimated by cancer, remembrance and reconstruction provide a framework for investigating how bodies are traumatised, censored and politicized, and yet ultimately remain a site of possibility. She collaborates with British sculptor Douglas White to coin a tender fusion of language, where a meeting of cinema and sculpture investigates the processes of physical and psychological destruction and renewal. Documentary.