Art, Redemption and Resistence in Iran w/ Farhad Delaram

Listen to our podcast conversation with Farhad Delaram, director of Achilles, from the 2023 San Sebastián International Film Festival.

TFV‘s Matt Micucci continues his exclusive coverage of the 2023 San Sebastián International Film Festival, sharing a conversation about one of the gems from its New Directors section. Achilles is the brainchild of Crystal Bear-winning Iranian director Farhad Delaram.

Inspired by autobiographical events, Achilles tells the story of a young filmmakers in the throes of a personal crisis who forms a bond with a mental patient with a mysterious past. The two take to the road and their short trip becomes a profound journey of self-discovery.

In this conversation, Delaram shares some of the challenges, including personal struggles that he overcame to make Achilles, and reflects on his path to this moment, post-Berlinale success and the crisis that shaped his artistry.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

(Featured photo: Visit Films)

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