Art and Experience: “Rote Ruben in Teheran” (Beetroot in Tehran), a documentary by the Vienna-based Iranian filmmaker and psychiatrist Houchang Allahyar, will go on screen at the Studio am Spittelberg in Vienna on September 2.

“Beetroot in Tehran” is about a father and son who go on a journey to Iran. For the father it is a return after more than 40 years, for the son, who grew up in Austria, it is a new experience.

Father and son react in very different ways to Iranian society, traditions and family. They speak especially to female Iranian actors and filmmakers, and ask about their role in Iranian society. While everything is new for the son, the father is confronted with memories of his past in Iran.

“Das Persische Krokodil” (The Persian Crocodile) and “Der Letzte Tanz” (The Last Dance) are among Allahyari’s other productions.