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ROTE RÜBEN IN TEHERAN / Beetroot in Tehran

ROTE RÜBEN IN TEHERAN / Beetroot in Tehran

Beetroot in Teheran is about a father and son who go on a journey to Iran. For the father it is a return after more than 40 years, for the son, who grew up in Austria, it is a new experience. Father and son react in very different ways to Iranian society, traditions, family. They speak to female Iranian actors and filmmakers; ask about their role in Iranian society. While everything is new for the son, the father is confronted with memories of his past in Iran.

HOUCHANG ALLAHYARI, born in Iran, is a Vienna-based filmmaker and psychiatrist. For Bock for President (co-directed by his son Tom-Dariusch) he won the Austrian Film Award and for The Last Dance the Grand Diagonale Prize. TOM-DARIUSCH ALLAHYARI, born in 1968 in Vienna, is a scriptwriter and director. For the feature Höhenangst he received the Thomas Pluch Script Prize. // Films (selection): Geboren in Absurdistan (1999), Bock for President (2009), Das persische Krokodil (The Persian Crocodile, 2012, doc), Der letzte Tanz (The Last Dance, 2013), Rote Rüben in Teheran (Beetroot in Tehran, 2016, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2016

HOUCHANG ALLAHYARI, TOM-DARIUSCH ALLAHYARI

Austria 2016
DCP / color
90 minutes
OmdU

Cinematography
Behruz Malbuzbaf, Babak Behdad, Peter Roehsler
Editing
Michaela Müllner
Sound
Christoph Amann
Music
Freud
Producers
Houchang Allahyari (Houchang Allahyari Filmproduktion, AT)

Production

Houchang Allahyari Filmproduktion
Brandstätte 5/9
1010 Vienna, Austria
houchang.allahyari@chello.at
World Sales

Houchang Allahyari Filmproduktion
Brandstätte 5/9
1010 Vienna, Austria
houchang.allahyari@chello.at

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
World Premiere