Thursday and Friday evenings at 8.30p.m.
Saturday and Sunday mornings at 12 midday and evenings at 6p.m.

The dream of release

Cycle of films to coincide with the exhibition Harem fantasies and the new scheherazades.


Six women film directors, from Iran and Tunisia, use their films to focus on such fundamental issues as the oppression of women within the family, relations between men and women in Muslim society, living conditions in present-day Teheran, and how freedom and justice are still very much conditioned by radical conservatism.

Documentaries by Sou Abadi and Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini open our eyes to reality: the first shows us the lives of a man and a woman under the Islamic republic and the second offers us a front-row seat in an Iranian family law court.


Thursday 10 April
At 8.30 p.m.
Sib (The Apple)
, by Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran, 1998, 85' (original version with Spanish subtitles)

Friday 11 April
At 8.30 p.m.

Les silences du palais (The Silences of the Palace), by Moufida Tlatli, Tunisia, 1994, 127' (original version with Spanish subtitles)

Saturday 12 April
At 12 midday. Documentary
Divorce Iranian Style
, by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, United Kingdom, 1998, 80' (original version with Catalan subtitles)

At 6 p.m. Fictional cinema
Zir Poust Shahr (Under the Skin of the City), by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Iran, 2000, 92' (original version with Catalan subtitles)

Sunday 13 April
At 12 midday. Documentary
SOS à Teheran
, by Sou Abadi, France, 2001, 92' (original version with Catalan subtitles)

At 6 p.m. Fictional cinema
Nimeh-ye penhan (The Hidden Half), by Tahmineh Milani, Iran, 2001, 103' (original version with Catalan subtitles)