Kiarostami makes doc on Iran’s modern art pioneer Monir Farmanfarmaian

The documentary entitled “Monir” is scheduled to premiere on April 24 at Art Tomorrow, a major art education centre in Tehran, to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of the artist. In a press release published by the centre, Kiarostami said it took him a year and a half to make the documentary. Due to the anxiety Farmanfarmaian felt in front of the camera, Kiarostami recorded her voice for parts of the documentary. The film begins with her hesitation to appear in front of Kiarostami’s camera, asking him to be a voice for her to promote the ancient mirror mosaic art among modern artists.  


Farmanfarmaian died on April 20, 2019, at the age of 97.