DIRECTOR: BEHNOUD KHASHE & GIULIO ROSSINI / PRODUCTION COMPANY: DUB PRODUCTION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ITALY / DURATION: 3'23" / MUSIC: RICCARDO SCHIPPA / CAST: YANA KOSTYLEVA, ECE SAHIN, ELISABETTA SAPIA, FRANCESCO SILEO, FRANCESCO ANTONIO TOLA, PAOLO SANTANGELO & BEHNOUD KHASHE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: GUILIO ROSSINI / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: BEHNOUD KHASHE / STYLING: BEHNOUD KHASHE / HAIR & MAKE-UP: BEHNOUD KHASHE.
The film presents Muslim women who could not show their bodies and hair after the Iranian revolution of 1979. The revolutionary wave deceived the public through lies (on news papers) and Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, who came to Tehran from Paris in 1979, forced Iranian women to cover themselves; realising the most extreme and radical side of Islamic religion. According to his interpretation of Islam, the woman is reduced to a mere object, and her independence and emancipation is canceled whilst men rule all. The scenes of the film interweve the stories of three characters, where the main protagonist is a man wearing a burqa covering his body. Placing the individual in a condition usually experienced by women, the artist breaks and overturns the rule to stop the absurd violence towards women.
Behnoud Khashe was born in Tehran in 1986, and is an Iranian fashion designer. His products are mainly composed of paintings, photographs, accessories and textiles. His research focuses on breaking the taboo, and social and political denunciation of the rules established in Islam. It covers uncomfortable topics like sex, homosexuality and religion, which generate conflicting public opinion.
Giulio Rossini is an Italian filmmaker, photographer, and graphic designer, who focuses on emotion, elegance, simplicity, and a strong sense of composition as the key aspects in his work. His interest is directed to know more on how human beings grow relationships with others and with the environment.