Tehran Has No More Pomegranates

A film by Massoud Bakhshi

This is the story of Tehran from the Qajar time (middle of 19th century) to today. Tehran has become a metropolis from a small village, now a developed city with many social problems.

Event Information


Monday, February 9th, 2015


Lower Level II
Kevorkian Centre
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012


Massoud Bakhshi

Born in Tehran in 1972, Massoud Bakhshi got noticed for his very personal shorts, made between 1999 and 2010. Ranging from the serious (‘Identification of a Woman’, 1999) to the hilarious and biting (Tehran Has No More Pomegrenates! (2007)), from documentary to fiction, his body of work is varied and challenging. After a first foray into the realm of imaginative narration (the 12 minute Baghdad Barber (2008)), Bakhshi proves very successful with his first feature, A Respectable Family (2012), a noir thriller. Not content to be brave, the movie is well made, which makes its violent attack against the material and moral corruption that corrodes Iranian society all the more effective. An unforgettable experience for the viewer.