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Mehran Tamadon
2023 France, Switzerland 80 min Languages: Farsi, French

Mehran Tamadon has lived in France for many years. As an experiment, he asks Iranian refugees to interrogate him as an agent of the Islamic Republic might. One of them, a renowned actor with first-hand knowledge of such mistreatment, accepts the challenge.

Mehran Tamadon was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1972. He first studied architecture in Paris before turning to filmmaking. He directed his first documentary, Behesht zahra, in 2004. In 2010, he made Bassidji in which he documented his attempts to enter into a dialogue with the Basij militia whose members have dedicated their lives to defending the Iranian regime. The same principle was applied in his film Iranien which won the Grand Prix at Cinéma du Réel and screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2014.

Production :
L'Atelier documentaire (Raphaël Pillosio), Box Productions (Elena Tatti)
Screenplay :
Mehran Tamadon
Photography :
Patrick Tresch
Sound :
Laurent Malan
Editing :
Luc Forveille, Mehran Tamadon
Print source :
L'Atelier documentaire -