L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
Irani Bag
This film is part of the program Regards de femmes : Carte blanche à l’Institut du monde arabe.

Collating scenes of mediated intimacy in Iranian cinema, Maryam Tafakorys Irani Bag is a quietly moving instruction on how to touch without touching”.
Other festival:
London Short Film Festival, 2nd Prize for Best UK Short Film, England (2022)
Director Maryam Tafakory
Original writings Maryam Tafakory
In collaboration with Kevin B. Lee, May Adadol Ingawanij
Editing Maryam Tafakory
Sound Mazyar Yunesi
Music Mazyar Yunesi

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Sunday, march 17, 2024, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Maryam Tafakory

Maryam Tafakory

Maryam Tafakory works with film and performance, creating textual and filmic collages that stitch together poetry, documentary, and archival material. Exploring the different registers through which images speak or refuse to speak to us, her films attempt to dissect veiled acts of erasure – of bodies, intimacies, and histories. her research-based projects consider what is often neglected and discarded as trivial and excessive. she has an ongoing body of video essays in dialogue with post-revolution iranian cinema.
Based between shiraz and london, her work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including MoMA; National Gallery of Art; Tate Modern; BOZAR; Cannes’ Directors Fortnight; New York Film Festival; Locarno; HKW Berlin; Toronto International Film Festival; Villa Medici; FICUNAM; Oberhausen; True/​False; M HKA; and Anthology Film Archives, amongst others.

She was awarded the Gold Hugo at the 58th Chicago Int’l Film Festival, the Tiger Short Award at the 51st IFFR, the Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award at the 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Best Experimental Short Film at the 70th and 71st Melbourne International Film Festival, amongst others. She was the 2019 Flaherty/​Colgate Distinguished Global Filmmaker in Residence, and a MacDowell Fellow in 2022.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team and edited by Le FIFA’s team
Selected films:
Nazarbazi (2022)
I have sinned a rapturous sin (2019)
Absent wound (2018)
Poem & stone (2017)
Fragments of (2016)

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