Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews THIS IS NOT ME the story of the journey of two Iranian trans people

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  “I don’t want to be free of you. I want you to be free.” cries Shervin Ramezan’s sympathetic father as the family discusses the possibility of 16-year-old Shervin moving abroad to transition to a man in a more hospitable environment than Iran. Saeed Gholipour’s moving documentary, This Is Not Me, follows Shervin and fellow … Continue reading

At The End Of Evin (all that glitters ……) an Iranian thriller reviewed by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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Amen, (Mehri Kazemi) is an Iranian transgender teenager, who has moved to Tehran from a small town, and is looking to transition to a woman. Amen is introduced to Naser, (the very handsome Madhi Pakdel), a wealthy man, who offers to pay for Amen’s gender reassignment surgery. He needs one simple favor in return. Since … Continue reading

No Hard Feelings : a queer story of race, belonging and love

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  When Iranian/German filmmaker Faraz Shariat was 19 years old he imported a  security detacher from China and used it to take off the security tags from clothes in department stores. In time he got caught shoplifting and was sentenced to community service which he did by becoming a translator in a refugee shelter.  That was … Continue reading

Tehran : City of Love …….for some people

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  This is the stories of three middle-aged sad and depressed Iranians trying to cope with the reality that love has simply passed them by..  In this very bittersweet comedy from writer-director Ali Jaberansari we see how these lonely individuals cope with the lack of a romantic relationship . Overweight Mina (Forough Ghajabagli) ironically is … Continue reading

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