PANEL: Magical Realism and the Power of Persian Filmmaking

U.S. Narrative

Director: Jo Ann Skousen, Michael Moses, Farbod Ardebili, Cyrus Saidi

Length: 20 minutes

What makes Persian films so special? There’s an element of magical realism in many Persian films, along with vivid cinematography, strong storytelling, and mythical allusion. The stories unfold slowly with a subtle tension that rises to a moment of unexpected resolution. This panel will tell you what to watch for in our short narratives.