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245 00 Fifi Howls From Happiness. 
264  1 [San Francisco, California, USA] :|bKanopy Streaming,
300    1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 102 min.) :
       |bdigital, .flv file, sound 
336    two-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
344    digital 
347    video file|bMPEG-4|bFlash 
500    Title from title frames. 
518    Originally produced by Music Box Films in 2013. 
520    Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma 
       of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called 
       "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and 
       sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent 
       and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, 
       Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland-
       revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a 
       national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive 
       regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his 
       scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over
       30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy. While 
       the new Iranian government destroyed many of his works, 
       Mohassess himself obliterated even more-- in rage at man's
       inhumanity to man, environmental destruction, and the 
       futility of idealism. Ranging from tender to playful to 
       haunting to grotesque, these unforgettable pieces were as 
       mercurial as the man himself, a chain-smoking recluse with
       the mouth of a sailor and the soul of a poet, touched by a
       mischievous spark and as likely to lapse into a political 
       rant as a burst of eccentric laughter. Determined to 
       interview Mohassess, fine artist/filmmaker Farahani 
       discovers him living alone in a hotel room in Rome and 
       begins to craft the perfect final biography, in his own 
       words and on his terms. Along the way, the inimitable 
       spirit of the man behind the image is laid bare-both 
       painfully sensitive and crudely comical, "condemned to 
       paint," but unable to compel himself to leave anything 
       behind as a legacy. When a pair of artist brothers and 
       ardent fans of Mohassess commission him for an ambitious 
       project, the elderly man is inspired with a renewed sense 
       of purpose and returns to painting after decades of 
       dormancy. A lasting tribute to an elusive artistic genius,
       Fifi Howls from Happiness affirms the power of creative 
       freedom, the right of the artist to create and to destroy,
       and above all, to have no regrets. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
600 10 Mohassess, Bahman,|d1931-2010. 
650  0 Artists|zIran|xSculptures|xPainters. 
650  0 Gay men|zIran. 
655  7 Documentary films.|2lcgft 
700 1  Farahani, Mitra,|d1975-|efilm director. 
710 2  Kanopy (Firm) 
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