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Test Of Democracy

Synopsis:
Mohsen Makhmalbaf whom is busy making the movie “The Door” on an island encounters many problems for making the movie with a 35 mm camera. The lack of facilities, censorship control on cinema equipment and the difficulty of working with non-professional and local actors have made him tired until his friend comes to see him with a Handy-cam. Makhmalbaf leaves the film-taking scene with a professional camera to go to the election scene in Tehran with his friend’s handy-cam,…

Director's View: 

For me democracy in an eastern traditional society is like the image of a girl wearing a veil whom descends to a stormy sea from the sky with a election voting box.

Titles: 

Original Title: Teste Democracy
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Shahabodin Faroukhyar 
 
Cast: 
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Shahabodin Faroukhyar 
Script writer, Editor: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Sound:
Behrouz Shahamat
Hassan Serajiyan
Photographer: Mohsen Rastani
Producer: Kish Island
Comments: This film is one episode of: The stories of the island, which was first screened in the Venice Film Festival, 2000.
39 Minutes
 

Festivals: 
  1. Venice International Film Festival, New Territory Section. ITALY, 2000.
  2. Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea 2000.
  3. 36th Chicago International Film Festival , World Cinema Section ,USA , 2000.
  4. Museum of fine Art Boston ,USA , 2000.
  5. Chicago Film Center ,USA , 2000.
  6. Museum of fine Art Houston ,USA , 2000.
  7. Mofest International Film Festival, USSR, 2000.
  8. Rotterdam International film Festival,Netherland, 2001.
  9. Goteborge International Film Festival , Sweden , 2001.
  10. Cinemateket ,Sweden , 2001.
     
  11. The Festival of Iranian Films in Leipzig, 2000.
    “ A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  12. The Festival of Iranian Films in Bangladesh, 2000.
    “ A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  13. The Festival of Iranian Films in Yugoslavia, 2000.
  14. The Festival of Iranian Films in Greece, 2000.
  15. The Festival of Iranian Films in Macedonia, 2000.
  16. The Festival of Iranian Films in India, 2000.
    “ A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  17. The Festival of Iranian Films in New Delhi, 2001.
    “ A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  18. The Festival of Iranian Films in St. Petersburg, 2001.
    “ A retrospective of Mohsen Makhmalbaf”
  19. Calcutta Film Festival, India 2001.
  20. Moscow Film Festival, Russia 2001.
    “A retrospective of Makhmalbaf film House”
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