FCI 2016 Film Festival Schedule
SUNDAY APRIL 3
Session One (12:00 – 2:00)
Chasing Che (d. Alireza Rofougaran, Iran, 2009)
Inspired by a biography of Che Guevara, the director, an Iranian businessman, switches the course of his life and embarks on an odyssey through Latin America and Europe.
Alireza Rofougaran was born in Tehran, Iran; June, 1965. He was a businessman until 2004, when he changed careers to make his first film: Chasing Che, inspired by reading and translating Jon Lee Anderson’s biography: Che Guevara; A Revolutionary life. His other translations include Isla Negra, selected poetry of Pablo Neruda and Evita, a biography of Eva Peron. He has also taken acting parts in several films, including an interactive video of Anna Gutto’s New York play: In Security April 2009, Mona Zandi’s Tv film Intercepted Lines, Adel Yarghi’s feature Meeting Leila and Ashgar Farhadi’s latest unreleased feature; The Salesman. In addition to Chasing Che he has also directed Huma Bird of Fortune and Ali vs. Ali. He currently lives in Tehran, translating books and making films.