Numerous screenings of Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses in Canada during 2017

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After Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses successfully premiered at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival on September 3, 2016, the film was immediately screened at the 111th session of the Toronto Book Club on Friday evening, September 16, 2016. Almost four hundred people showed up, more than the capacity of the North York Civic Center. Many had to be turned away, and some chose to stand outside and watch the film through the windows. At the end, the audience gave a standing ovation that lasted for several minutes. Mr. Mehdi Raisfirouz, the Iranian actor/director who had a major presence in the documentary, was among the guests, along with most of the Iranian cineastes and artists in Toronto. A Q&A followed with Bahman Maghsoudlou, the writer/director of the film.

The third screening was held by invitation of the New Wave Artistic Group in Toronto at the Paria Foundation on May 12, 2017, resulting in another sold out event. After the screening, Mr. Aref Mohammadi, the president of the New Wave, thanked Mr. Maghsoudlou for his long devotion to Iranian art and culture.

The fourth and last screening was at the Tirgan Festival, held from July 27-30, 2017 in Toronto. This was the second film by Bahman Maghsoudlou at to be screened at the Tirgan Festival, following Abbas Kiarostami: A Report in 2015.



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