Exhausted elderly man sits at a cluttered, high rise office desk.

Terrestrial Verses

(Ayeh Haye Zamini)

Nine meetings with authorities, nine expressive stories from today’s Iran. The struggle through a maze of absurd orders and prohibitions creates a satirical portrait of everyday oppression.

Teheran – 9 social interactions – a static camera. The ordinary Iranian citizen clashes with power in the form of parents, teachers, bureaucrats and businesspeople. Under a regime established on a foundation of social, cultural and religious restrictions, even a seeming triviality like the colour of one’s hair, a search for a lost dog, or naming a child, may turn into a major obstacle. Bit by bit, outwardly mundane dialogues reveal the institutional injustice and moral crisis of a society. The film, titled after a poem by Iranian artist Forugh Farrokhzad, shows how politics permeate everyday reality in today’s Iran, gradually draining people of their resolve to resist.

Světozor Cinema – Small Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Bio Oko, Františka Křížka 460/15, Praha 7

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Fatima Rahimi, Journalist
Petra Dvořáková, Moderator
TitleTerrestrial Verses
Original TitleAyeh Haye Zamini
Original LanguagePersian
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFeature film
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginIran
Length77 min.
Tags Women's rights, Politics, Social Exclusion, Middle East
Director Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami

Others Films from category Middle East

Terrestrial Verses