Utopia in the Making
by Jocelyne Saab, Rafic Boustani
Directors: Jocelyne Saab, Rafic Boustani
Cinematographer: Olivier Gueneau
Editing: Philippe Gosselet
Sound: Imad Hammoud
Sound Mix: Paul Bertau
With: Selim Turquie, Bijam Hikmat
Production: Jocelyne Saab, Collection d'Artiste
Beta Num, Colour, 52 min, French Version
Movie restored by Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas
1981. This road-movie in Iran, from Teheran to Isfahan, Shiraz, Qom….up to the Afghan border was made thirty years ago already!
A dictatorship (the Shah’s) had just fallen. Who will replace him? Democracy or the Mullahs? Iran is at a crossroads, as it earlier was. Is this an example or a counter-example for the "Arab springs"?
Director Jocelyne Saab and Rafic Boustani, the co-writer of The Atlas of the Arab World were already questioning this issue. Holding a camera, they take us on the trails of a world in process.