At age 30, Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. A Moon For My Father, an epistolary essay film made in collaboration with her partner, the British sculptor Douglas White, positions Akbari’s illness within layers of personal and national history. Rich in texture and astonishingly intimate, Akbari’s film presents memory as a poetic, embodied experience. Filmmaker Mania Akbari will participate in a Q&A with Northwestern professor of Screen Cultures Hamid Naficy after the screening.
In person: filmmaker Mania Akbari
A Moon For My Father
(Mania Akbari, 2019, UK/Iran/Germany, DCP, 85 min)