A Night with Bahram Beyzai: Short film screening and discussion (in Persian)

Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA

The Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran

Fall 2011



Two Public Lectures by Bahram Beyzai, film/theatre director, screen/play writer, and researcher, visiting scholar at Stanford University

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, 147 Dodd Hall, UCLA

Derakht-e Sokhangoo [The Talking Tree, On Iran’s Mythology]

Monday, November 21, 2011, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 2160E Broad Hall, UCLA

A Night with Bahram Beyzai: Short film screening and discussion (Both Lectures in Persian)

Bahram Beyzai, who is presently teaching at Stanford University as a Visiting Scholar, is among Iran’s most prominent, innovative and prolific film directors. He is also a theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, film editor, producer, and researcher. He started his film career with a successful short named “Uncle Mustache” (Amoo Sibiloo) in 1970 followed by production of one of his masterpiece “Downpour” (Ragbaar) in 1971 with the late Parviz Fannizadeh as its main character. In addition to numerous articles and plays, Beyzai’s highly acclaimed films include: “The Eight Voyage of Sinbad”, “Banquet”, “Serpent King”, “Dolls”, “Story of the Hidden Moon”, “Death of Yazdgerd” , “Ballad of Tara”, and “Bashu, the Little Stranger.”