And, Towards Happy Alleys

Sreemoyee Singh / Documentary / India / Farsi, English / 75:00 / 2023

7th March 2024 | 11.45 am | CD Deshmukh Auditorium | Representative in attendance

Fascinated by Iran’s film culture and the poetic works of the feminist poet Forough Farrokhzad, Indian filmmaker Sreemoyee Singh sets out in search of the protagonists of Iranian cinema. The numerous interviews she conducts over a period of six years with filmmakers Jafar Panahi, Mohammad Shirvani and human rights activist Nasrin Sotudeh, among others, show the precarious situation in which critics of the regime find themselves, including the constant threat of imprisonment and being banned from practising their profession.

Directors’ bio:

Sreemoyee is a filmmaker and producer from Kolkata, India. She has a PhD degree from the department of Film Studies at Jadavpur University. She traveled to Iran and learned Persian to film her debut documentary And, Towards Happy Alleys which launched at the Berlinale International Film Festival (Panorama section) in February 2023 and has screened at many prestigious film festivals winning the ‘best feature’ in the International Competition at BAFICI Argentina.