Smoke Screen are devoted fans of the works and writing of Mark Cousins, famed for his poetic, highly personal journeys through the various, usually lesser-known, alleys of film history. Cousins is the force behind the epic A Story of Film, which aired over the course of some 900 minutes over Channel 4 several years ago.
In this latest personal contemplation of Iranian cinema - Cousins has long promoted Iran's film talent and history- Iranian filmmaker and artist Mania Akbari and filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins write cine-letters to one another, while Mania is exiled, and Mark travels Lithuania.
The Barbican hosts Mania and Mark for a Screen Talk after the film, chaired by Time Out Film Editor Dave Calhoun.
English and Persian with English subtitles