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‘THE RUNNER - Amir Naderi’

5 → 9

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The film will be available from 05.05 > 09.05.2021

​​​​​​​Amiro, a young boy living alone on the shores of the Persian Gulf, has learned to survive from an early age. He dreams of new horizons as he watches planes and cargo ships and wonders where they go. He wants to succeed. He knows he will have to struggle, and above all to run, run and run.

For over two decades, Amir Naderi (born in Iran in 1946) has been one of the leading figures in the emergence and development of Iranian New Wave Cinema. He was awarded two Montgolfières d’Or at the Festival des Trois Continents  (in 1985 for The Runner and in 1989 for Water, Wind, Dust), and was given a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2018.

Agnès Devictor will give an introduction before the screening, and the film will be followed by a discussion between Jean Michel Frodon and Amir Naderi.

Agnès Devictor, lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is a member of the Laboratoire Histoire culturelle et sociale de l'art and teaches Iranian cinema at the Institut national des langues et des civilisations orientales. 
Jean-Michel Frodon is a film critic and historian, associate professor at Sciences Po Paris and member of the SPEAP pedagogical committee. He is also an honorary professor at Saint Andrews University in Scotland.​​​​​​​

The screening is part of the HerMap project - Iran Cultural Heritage Management Project. One of its research areas focuses on the link between archives and creation.

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