Film Night: Bandar Band

Thu 25 Jul 2024 6:00pm8:00pm
Image: Still from Bandar Band, 2020, Color, 1:1.85, 5.1, 75 mins.  

Join us for a screening of films running alongside Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line. The selected films have influenced Hoda Afshar’s artistic practice that often blurs the lines between documentary and fiction.  

About the film: 

Bandar Band (2020) is directed by Manijeh Hekmat, a prominent figure in political cinema in Iran. After a long time, some Iranian women singers are going to enter an unofficial competition in a coffee shop in Tehran. Pregnant Mahla along with the other members of Bandar Band, her husband and one of their closest friends, starts her journey to Tehran from a southern province just when they have lost all they had in the flood. They still keep their hopes alive, however every road they take leads to a dead-end in a flood-stricken land. They intend to go to Tehran, but they wonder if it is just another turn around a vicious circle. 

This is a free film screening and will be held inside UQ Art Museum. There are limited places so please register early.  

All attendees must register and show tickets to UQ Art Museum Staff upon entry.

Please inform us of any accessibility requirements through the registration page. Visit our website for our accessibility information.


Hoda Afshar: A Curve is a Broken Line is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.