10 – 13 Apr 2014, Glasgow Film Theatre & CCA Glasgow
Fifi Howls from Happiness
Fifi Howls from Happiness
Sat 12 Apr 2014 Glasgow Film Theatre, GFT Cinema
Screening and short film

Iranian artist Bahman Mohasses was celebrated in pre-revolutionary Iran but mysteriously disappeared, along with much of his art, after 1979.

Before he died in 2010, filmmaker Mitra Farahani tracked him down to a hotel in Rome, frail but still formidable. Prone to egotism and self-destruction, he had a disturbing tendency of destroying his own paintings.

In the course of this moving film, Mohasses reflects back upon his triumphs as an artist, his love affairs, and the nature of creativity. In doing so he begins to relive and revive his art. A fascinating and elegiac insight into a life dedicated to the complications of uncensored self-expression.

Preceded by the short film When the Song Dies directed by Jamie Chambers. (12mins)

Director: Mitra Farahani

USA / France 2013, 1h36m, subtitles, N/C 15+

Iranian artist Bahman Mohasses was celebrated in pre-revolutionary Iran but mysteriously disappeared, along with much of his art, after 1979.

Before he died in 2010, filmmaker Mitra Farahani tracked him down to a hotel in Rome, frail but still formidable. Prone to egotism and self-destruction, he had a disturbing tendency of destroying his own paintings.

In the course of this moving film, Mohasses reflects back upon his triumphs as an artist, his love affairs, and the nature of creativity. In doing so he begins to relive and revive his art. A fascinating and elegiac insight into a life dedicated to the complications of uncensored self-expression.

Preceded by the short film When the Song Dies directed by Jamie Chambers. (12mins)

Director: Mitra Farahani

USA / France 2013, 1h36m, subtitles, N/C 15+

Fifi Howls from Happiness at Art Screen 2014