Maral Pourmandan

La nuit transparente - Film - 2014

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 16


Mirrors, symbols of purity and reflection, play an important role in Iranian culture and literature. Several writers and poets have used this symbol as a way of talking about their loves, their worries, their sensations, and also about the situation of the country as they saw it. At first, I simply wanted to illustrate a few of these poems. But gradually my story became more personal, and I found that I too was looking into a mirror. What I am talking about in this film and what I see in this mirror is both my own image and that of my friends, my parents, those Iranians after the war between Iran and Iraq, and up to the present. I am standing in front of my mirror. I am sitting in front of my mirror, and what I see, what I see is only your image. I see only reflections. We are all each other’s reflections.

Maral Pourmandan


Toute l’équipe du Fresnoy, Bernard Faucon, Lucie Bercez.