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17:30 - 19:00 17 March 2010

Iranian cinema and literary adaptation: the films of Dariush Mehrju - The Pear Tree


LT 1.02 | Engineering Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Parviz Jahed
Dr Saeed Talajooy, UCL

After screening Dariush Mehrju's 'The Pear Tree' (1998), Saeed Talajooy (UCL) will discuss the film with Parviz Jahed (film critic and BBC journalist) and the audience. Jahed will be speaking about Mehrju's approach to adaptation. He will be comparing Targahi's story and characters with Mehrju's narrative strategy amd the visual qualities of the film. This is the fourth screening in a short series at UCL, called 'Intergeneric' translation: inspiration and influence.

Parviz Jahed is a film critic, journalist, filmmaker and lecturer in film studies, scriptwriting and directing. He is the author of a number of book and essays on Iranian and world cinema. Jahe'd book, Writing with a Camera, an in-depth interview with Ebrahim Golestan, the veteran Iranian filmmaker, was published in 2005 in iran. Jahed is also a regular contributor to the BBC Persian website and television as afilm critic and reviewer.


Dr Saeed Talajooy
+44 (0)20 7679 7458 | s.talajooy@ucl.ac.uk


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