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Bahman Mohassess was a celebrated artist at the time of the Shah in Iran. But audiences often took offence at the phalli on his sculptures and his work was often censored. Director Farahani discovers he is living in Rome and begins to craft a final biography, in his own words and on his own terms.
An intimate career survey of the ailing Iranian painter, this tender and elegiac documentary allows the reclusive man himself (“the Persian Picasso”) to reflect on the life he has lived and the work he has produced. An unconventional film on a controversial, endlessly fascinating figure.