Poetry in Motion at the Barbican celebrates the millennia-long traditions of Iranian poetry and art by linking them with Iran’s Contemporary Iranian Cinema today. Festival programmer Elhum Shakerifar visits the studio to discuss the commissions of original poetry (from poets Amy Key, Martha Sprackland and Will Harris) and responses by fine artists to some of the films.
The season features seven films, including several UK premieres, and ScreenTalks with the country’s leading filmmakers and artists including Ali Jaberansari, Mina Keshavarz, and Orkideh Behrouzan. Poetry in Motion runs until 24th April 2019.
Repeats Wednesday 1-1.30pm
After the repeat, catch the PODCAST.