Art And Culture

Story of Siavash

Story of Siavash
Story of Siavash

Hilaj Cinema is to have one screening of the 1967 film ‘Siavash in Persepolis’ written and directed by Fereydoun Rahnama on Monday.

The 90-minute film was shot in the ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BC), now in Fars Province.

It is based on one of the tales in Shahnameh (Book of Kings), the epic poem by acclaimed Persian Poet Ferdowsi (940-1020).

Siavash literally means “the one with the black stallion”. He is the symbol of innocence in Iranian literature.

His defense of his own chastity, self-imposed exile, loyalty to his wife and ultimate execution after being falsely accused of treachery against Afrasiab, King of Turan, have become intertwined with Iranian mythology and literature over the past millennia.

The cast includes Abbas Moayyeri, Minoo Farjad, Marta Yamini, Nader Koukalani, Amir Farid, Asghar Zolfaqari and Sirous Afhami.

The venue is at No. 22, Mohajer Alley, Iranshahr St., Karimkhan Avenue. Tickets are available at


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