Donde habite el olvido

The film portrays the figure of the Spanish poet Luis Cernuda during his exile in Mexico. Through the sensitivity of the poetic language and interviews conducted with Antonio Gamoneda, James Valender, Angel Guinda, Ricardo Vinós and Eduardo Milán; as well as fragments of poems by Cernuda himself; Mohsen Emadi expresses …

Del frío que albergamos

The film is another polyphonic poetical essay of Mohsen Emadi, borrowing the voice and opinions of three award-wining figures of Spanish poetry and music. Paco Ibañez, known as the rebel artist, Antonio Gamoneda, a Cervantes prize winner and Angel Guinda share their personal reason for resisting in Franco period Spain. …

Querido Antonio | Sobre Antonio Gamoneda

The film narrates the life and poetry of Antonio Gamoneda through several interviews conducted with him after a poetical trip to Granada in 2010 and in other locations like in Mexico and the poet’s house in Leon, Spain. War, exile and the function of poetry in such conditions are the …

El Poema | The Poem

In 1988 Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the execution of nearly 5000 political prisoners. Their bodies were dumped in mass graves at unmarked sites in Khavaran cemetery.”The Poem” is a short film about Khavaran; it is about human brutality in the name of religion and ideology. The film has been screened in …

Entrevista a Mohsen Emadi

Sentado a la orilla de una fuente artificial en la explanada del Museo de Historia, sacó una bolsita con tabaco y una pipa. Prendió fuego. Observó en silencio a los vendedores ambulantes. Mohsen sonrió cuando comencé a grabar para hacer la prueba de sonido, sólo escuchamos el movimiento del agua. …

ELEGÍA A MARCELO

MARCELO. UNA ELEGÍA [Para Marcelo Reyes, 1960-2015] 1 ¿Cómo se puede escribir sin fingir como un actor que se reúne con su acto, como un cuerpo que se reúne con su muerte? ¿Cómo se puede regresar a la misma bodega en el sótano de tu casa, entre las botellas de …

The City and the Writer: In Tehran with Mohsen Emadi

By Nathalie Handal If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                                                         —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of …