Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)


Masterclass I: Mehrdad Oskouei

Mehrdad Oskouei (b. 1969) is one of the most recognised and distinguished documentary filmmakers of Iran. DocPoint will screen a retrospective of Oskouei’s ouevre and his latest flm Sunless Shadows, which gained Oskouei the IDFA Award for Best Directing last November. Sunless Shadows is Oskouei’s fourth film to examine Iranian prisons and the lives of young detainees. 

Like in many masterfully made Iranian fictional films, the documentary brings up issues related to the ethical dead ends in which people are driven into by societal norms. The director never offers ready-made answers, even though he does approach his subject with great dedication and passion. In Thursday’s Masterclass Mehrdad Oskouei will speak about his working methods and filmmaking philosophy and will present clips of his films.

DocPoint will screen the Sunless Shadows as well. Get the tickets to the screening from here.

Thursday 30 January at 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm in Kino Regina (Töölönlahdenkatu 4), free entry.

Language : englanti