Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses at the Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco, 2017

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On the evening of September 24, Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses was screened at the 10th Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco (Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco), the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, which showcases independent features and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world. After the screening, the eager audience had a Q&A conversation via skype with writer/director Bahman Maghsoudlou, who was in Gutenberg, Sweden at the time, having traveled with the film during a ten-day European tour that visited five cities, London, Helsinki, Tampere, Stockholm and Gutenberg, and thus could not be personally present in San Francisco. This was the second film by Maghsoudlou to be screened at the festival. Previously, Abbas Kiarostami: A Report was screened at the festival with the director present.

This was the sixth international film festival to have selected and screened the film within a year’s period. Previously, the film had had its premiere at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, 2016. It was then screened by MESA (Middle East Studies Association of North America), the most prestigious academic film festival in Boston, on November 4, 2016, while simultaneously participating in the Feature Documentary Competition section at the 27th Festival International Du Film D’Histoire in France. It then enjoyed being part of Vision du Reel in Switzerland, another prestigious film festival, also in November.

The Tirgan Festival in Toronto, Canada, selected and screened it in July 2017, just before the film took part in the festival in San Francisco.



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