IFFA 2014, Retrospective

P for Pelican (P Mesle Pelican) - 1972

An old recluse, living in ancient ruins, is constantly taunted by the children. “Pedarsag” (Old Dog) they call him. But one child finds another word beginning with “P” and takes him to visit the strange white bird in the botanical gardens. A poetic pre-Revolutionary film about difference from Parviz Kimiavi, one of Iran’s most prominent directors. 


Director: Parviz Kimiavi

Writer: Parviz Kimiavi

Screening time: 26 minutes

Screens in Black & White

Language: Farsi with English Subtitles

Year: 1972