Get through quarantine with these award-winning Farsi films

By Ryan Keating-Lambert

Farsi Cinema Center (FCC) recently introduced their new online streaming service Watch Nook – a unique space to watch short films from the Farsi-speaking world, which includes work by filmmakers from Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, either living within those countries or from abroad.

With the changing COVID-19 landscape and majority of content now moving online, FCC have added five short films to the space which you can watch today – for free!

Among those selected is Occasional Showers, a short film by Prague based Iranian film director and festival organiser for Czech Republic’s Írán:ci film festival, Kaveh Daneshmand. The film tells the story of a weary husband struggling to keep his family together during a tense road trip.


Also recently added was 2014 feature film Atomic Heart and short film Retouch, one of the most awarded short films in Iranian film history! More titles will be added to the service in the near future. Watch this space or keep up to date through Farsi Cinema Center, a regular collaborator and supporter of both myself, and the Írán:ci film festival.

Photo: Farsi Cinema Center


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