• “Fifi howls from happiness,” director Mitra Farahani’s elegiac post-scriptum to Persian artist Bahman Mohassess, was rolled out in theaters on Friday. I met with her in Paris to talk about the last living days of a artist.

    About five years ago Farahani had decided to go on an investigation of the works of Mohassess. The Loch Ness creature of Iran’s expatriate artists and a prolific painter

  • For those of you in the New York area look for this new documentary about sculptor and painter Bahman Mohassess, an artist from Iran who's lived in exile and seclusion in Italy for thirty years until his untimely passing in 2010. "Fifi howls from happiness" is slated for release tomorrow Friday. Paris-based filmmaker Mitra Farahani spent time at his Italy-based studio discussing his opus, his triumphs and his failures