Golshifteh Farahani will not appear in this film , 2014
With Nahal Tajadod
Single-channel video installation
Color and black and white, sound
Golshifteh Farahani will not appear in this film begins with a letter of invitation from the artist to the Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani asking her to appear in his film. The film is made up of interview sequences with Nahal Tajadod and shots of an opera stage waiting for the star's appearance.
The film ends as the title indicates without a figurative representation of the actress, which lends a fictional dimension to the character. Golshifteh Farahani will not appear in this film is a reflection on the appearance of the actor, which in itself sufficient to create meaning. Especially in the case of Farahani, who causes polemics and debates around her appearances in cinema. The film questions the complexity of the status of the actor and of her image, which is created and constructed by the gaze that we project onto her.