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Shahid Saless ‘Diary of a Lover’ Screening at TMoCA

Tehran Museum of Contemporary ArtTehran Museum of Contemporary Art

‘Diary of a Lover,’ a 1977 film by auteur Sohrab Shahid Saless (1944-1998), one of the most celebrated figures in Iranian 20th-century cinema is to be screened on Wednesday, July 19, at the cinematheque of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA).

‘Diary of a Lover’ (in Persian: ‘Yaddasht haye Rouzaneye yek Asheq’) was among the films Shahid Saless released after moving to Germany.

The film received the Special Film Award at the British Film Institute London Film Festival and Silver Hugo from Chicago International Film Festival in 1977, Azad News Agency (ANA) reported.

Co-written by Shahid Saless and German screenwriter Helga Houzer, the film is a dairy of a lonely 30 year old man who works as a butcher in a supermarket.

It shows his daily life between the supermarket and his flat. He has limited social skills. From time to time his mother visits him. But their relationship is reserved. He is waiting for his girlfriend who has not visited him since they had a fight.

The 92-minute drama is to be screened at 5 pm. TMoCA is located on Kargar Street, between Keshavarz Blvd. and Fatemi Street.

Every week, the cinematheque of TMoCA screens avant-garde, artistic and contemplative works by celebrated filmmakers on Sunday and Wednesday.

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