Art and Experience in the 34th Fajr Film Festival
Rehearsal for Performance: the theater and the field of performance in cinema
Art and Experience: Mohammad Ali Sajjadi is back after eight years away from cinema with a trilogy. A trilogy called “Movie and show” which the first part (documentary Homa’s Hamid) is currently on the screen of Art and Experience and the last part of the film is “Rehearsal for Performance” which will be in the competition of Fajr Festival in Art and Experience section and entered the competition with ten other films. The common feature of these three films with fictional documentary “Knife and Muffins” is completed, the center subject of the theater and the field of performance in them.
Mohammad Ali Sajjadi has a theater director role in the film. Sajjadi’s acting experience is not a new experience and not far-fetched, last year in the sequence of the film “Two” directed by Soheila Golestani, he had a short and guest role. But it’s the first time Sajjadi comes as a main actor in front of the camera. Another point in the movie is the presence of Shams Langroudi, who is an old friend with Sajjadi and experiences his third film role after “Five and Five” and “Risk of Acid Rain”. Shams Langroudi this time dressed as a character closer to his true character and he will appear as a researcher and professor.
Pre-production of Rehearsal for Performance began in the late spring. Finding agents and funding lasted two or three months. Filming began in early September this year, 26 sessions at various locations in the cultural spaces in Tehran before the end of the summer was over. It took until late October and then develop it into a technical process. Sajjadi gave his film music to a young composer (Ehsan Analouyi) that are currently in the final stages of it. Mohammad Sajjadi work with a group that is a combination of youth and professionals and is very satisfied.