Djomeh, Hassan Yektapanah
Wednesday 5 October 2016, at 7 pm

The Boghossian Foundation organizes, in collaboration with Cinemaximiliaan, the screening of the film Djomeh by the Iranian director Hassan Yektapanah. This film screening is open to everybody and will be followed, by a debate with the Reza Panahi and Batul Hossini, members of ONG’s supporting the Afghan community in Iran. Talk in Dari with translation in English by Obaidullah Karimy. Moderator: Gawan Fagard.

The opportunity for the Foundation to create a moment of sharing, a dialogue between newcomers and inhabitants of Brussels.

This event is part of the Public Program curated by Nicola Setari, Embassy of Uncertain Shores.



Djomeh is a young Afghan newly arrived in Iran in search of work. Mahmoud, a farm owner and milk seller, hires him and takes him under his wing. Very keen on the idea of getting married, Djomeh confides to Mahmoud his love for the grocer’s daughter. Yet, it is badly seen for an Afghan to marry an Iranian. On the deserted roads of a wintery Iranian countryside, Hassan Yektapanah (former assistant to Kiarostami), unfolds his story through heart-felt dialogues in the form of confessions. The mischievous and delicate tone of the film is fully expressed through its main character, played by the astonishing Jalil Nazari.

Djomeh by Hassan Yektapanah
Feature film, Iran, 2000. 35mm transferred to dvd, color, 94’
With: Jalil Nazari, Mahmoud Bezhraznia, Rashid Akbar, Mahbobeh Khalili.
Original Audio: Farsi – Subtitles: English.



Cinemaximiliaan is a pop-up cinema for and with newcomers in Belgium. It started in an improvised refugee camp at the Maximiliaan park in Brussels with daily film screenings. Cinemaximiliaan quickly grew to become a vast network of volunteers, mainly filmmakers, artists and cinephiles, amongst them many newcomers. Cinemaximiliaan offers a ‘living room’, meanwhile showing films in various remote asylum centers around Belgium on a regular basis, where there is a need for distraction and cultural exchange. It also organise many events, film screenings in real cinemas and at people’s homes, music and dance performances, debates, lectures, masterclasses and exhibitions and film productions, welcoming newcomers to take part and to help shape cultural life in Belgium. It offers space for many encounters and occasions through which newcomers can continue their path in a new homeland.


Centre for art and dialogue beween the cultures of the East and the West
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B – 1050 Brussels

In English

Price: 5€
Free for the members of the Circle of the Villa

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