In the Name of Scheherazade oder der erste Biergarten in Teheran
In a wild pastiche, the director interweaves the stories of these people with an animated tale of the fabulous Scheherazade and her own struggle for a film that foregoes any compromise with the expectations of others. She is confronted by an invisible male editor who tries again and again to make the plot “smoother”, to level out the apparently complicated elements in order to accommodate the “viewing habits” of the public. Narges Kalhor says she makes films about life and its conditions. She says nothing about the anarchic joy with which she interlaces reality and fiction in the process. There’s no need. In the end one can simply register that the experienced editor’s favourite is the story of the first beer garden in Tehran.
Awarded with the Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize.
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