Cinema Cristal



2017, IR/AT, HD video, 15 min, colour, 5.1 sound

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Experiences at the cinema, memories of the cinema, the present: After the revolution there are no more movie theaters along Tehran’s former entertainment boulevard. Artificial lights flicker only from the display windows of countless lighting shops. Scattered sources of light, captured and gathered to an atmospheric, reflecting composition of moving light images – cinema with illuminating power.

(Michelle Koch, Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film)

Laleh Zar is a street in the centre of Tehran which was once home to several cinemas, and is today characterised by an array of lights lining the street, which are offered for sale alongside the street. The flow of images through light — cinema — seems to have broken apart into a variety of different light sources after the changes that the Iranian revolution brought about.

Cinema Cristal recombines these different fragments of light into a new composition, a dance of images in the manner of an experimental documentary. On the soundtrack a series of film lovers, locals and theoreticians tell their memories, stories, and homages related to Tehran’s cinemas. This is a film about the role of cinema as an aesthetic, social, and memorial space.







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Credits

Director, cinematographer, editor, producer: Marlies Pöschl

Co-director, translator, line producer: Farnaz Jurabchian

Protagonists: Farideh Azarshinn, Mansoureh Etehadieh, Afsaneh Jahanpanah, Jamileh Gorjianfar, Susan Kaviani, Ali Parsa
Additional translation: Schayan Kazemi, Khosrow Tousi
Sound design and original music: Manuel Riegler


Colour grading, DCP, surround mastering: Simon Rabeder



Presentations

Screenings
Visions of Iran, Iranian film festival, Cologne, DE, 2021
endstation.club – Short film evening, ‘Iranian Shorts’, Bochum, DE, 2021
Vienna Shorts, film festival, Vienna, AT, 2020
Architecture Film Festival, Lund, SE, 2019
Shar(e)d Cinema, Yard Festival, Tehran, IR, 2019
Antimatter, Festival for Media Art, Victoria BC, CA, 2018
Rencontres Internationales, Nouveau Cinema et Art Contemporain, festival, Paris, FR, 2018
Eriazo, Neues Kino Basel, CH, 2018
Suburbinale, Vienna, AT, 2018

Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, AT, 2017

Cinema Verité Festival,Tehran, IR, 2017
Those Days (to come), screening programme at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT, 2017
The Frame that Blinds us, screening, APA Gallery, Budapest, HU, 2017



Exhibitions
Image Wars, Grazer Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, AT, 2020
Mikrogeschichten, ÖKF Warsaw, PL, 2020
search form, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AT, 2016

Contact
Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT
kontakt@marliespoeschl.net www.marliespoeschl.net

Feel free to contact me for copies of my works for preview or research purposes.


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Contact

Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT
kontakt@marliespoeschl.net
www.marliespoeschl.net

Feel free to contact me for copies of my works for preview or research purposes.


Copyright
all images © their authors. The art work of Marlies Pöschl and the images of work shown on this website are subject to copyright. The copyright of all the work remains with the artist.


The Golden Pixel Cooperative
Association for Moving Image, Art and Media
www.goldenpixelcoop.com
marlies.poeschl@goldenpixelcoop.com