Art and Experience: ‘Bench Cinema’ directed by Mohammad Rahmanian was nominated for 40th São Paulo International Film Festival.
Bench Cinema tells the story of Nasi who spends months after release from prison, watching the films and memorizing all the lines. He then travels around to perform the films as a one-man show on a bench. Gradually he forms a theatre group called Cinema Bench.
In addition to Bench Cinema, Farabi Cinema Foundation (FCF) has introduced three other films, A House on 41st Street by Hamid Reza Ghorbani, Ghashang and Farang by Vahid Mousaian and The Dream of Water by Farhad Mehranfar, to the event in Brazil.
The São Paulo International Film Festival, also known internationally as Mostra, is an annual film festival held in the city of São Paulo, Brazil from October 20 to November 2.