20 – 24.10.2021

Tower of Silence + QÂF The Sacred Mountain

Zoroastrian Enigma

Jamil Dehlavi, 1975, Pakistan

Digital, b&w, English & Urdu w English sub, 51’


Jamil Dehlavi, 1985, UK / France

Digital, Color, English, 27’

In the presence of Jamil Dehlavi

Thursday 21, 20:30, Cinématographe

Semi-autobiographical reminiscences around the Zoroastrian funeral rite of purification serve as the basis for this fragmented narrative of a revolutionary's path in Towers of Silence. Bouquets of volcanic eruptions and a ballet of lava flow to the melodies of Popol Vuh and Tangerine Dream in QÂF, The Sacred Mountain. Between experimental cinema and symbolic documentary, these two films show their author's talent for giving an almost palpable form to mysticism through unforgettable images.

The films of Jamil Dehlavi:

> The Blood of Hussain - Jamil Dehlavi, 1980, Pakistan / UK, 106'
> Born of Fire - Jamil Dehlavi, 1987, UK, 83'
> Immaculate Conception - Jamil Dehlavi, 1992, UK, 122'

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