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NOV 22, 3:00 pm. ALLERY THEATRE  


 


 


SPECIAL SCREENING
THE LOST REQUIEM

(ZAGUBIONE REQUIEM)

dir. Khosrow Sinai (1983, 93') Iran
Farsi with English subtitles



DIRECTION: Khosrow Sinai
SCRIPT: Khosrow Sinai
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Esmail Emami, Freidun Ghavanloo
MUSIC: Khosrow Sinai
EDITING: Farideh Asgari

PRODUCED: I.R.I.B.

SYNOPSIS:

Eminent Iranian filmmaker Khosrow Sinai narrates his intriguing documentary about the Polish refugees sent to Iran during World War II. Freed from Stalin's labor camps and prisons after Germany's invasion of Russia, hundreds of thousands of Poles were transported to Iran where many died of sickness and malnutrition. Those who survived were placed into refugee camps, and while most of the men then joined the newly formed Polish army, the rest remained in Iran. Most of remainder eventually emigrated to other parts of the world, but some stayed and settled in Iran permanently. Inspired by a visit to Doulab cemetery in Tehran where he saw hundreds of Polish graves, Sinai devoted his time and efforts to find out more about the people buried there. The Lost Requiem exposes his research through interviews with survivors of the ordeal, that show what a unique and life altering situation their time in Iran was. Marked by an overwhelming kindness the refugees felt from their Persian hosts, the film reminds us of the moments of goodness that did come out of a horrible time.

DIRECTOR:

KHOSROW SINAI