Pardeh-khani a conceptual model for Iranian national cinema / Majid Fadaei

Fadaei, Majid (2014) Pardeh-khani a conceptual model for Iranian national cinema / Majid Fadaei. PhD thesis, University of Malaya.

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    This research has proposed Iran’s traditional art of Pardeh-khani as a suitable and applicable model for attaining a national cinema in this country; Pardeh-khani (pictorial storytelling) or Parde-dari is a kind of storytelling and minstrelsy with painted canvases that some scenes of epic, myth, moral and especially religious stories are painted on them. Mixture of speech and image in Pardeh-khani cause this kind of storytelling in the most popular and dramatic kind within Iran ancient arts. Pardeh-khani is very similar to modern art of cinema which served an analogous function in the past. Iran’s cinema, despite producing decorated works and eye-catching successes in global festivals during its 110-years history (1900-2010), has not been able yet to gain its actual position and status. It has failed to become a national cinema having a unique identity. As a matter of fact, despite all cultural and artistic potentials and capabilities of ancient Iran’s civilization and also presence of creative artists, Iran’s cinema has not managed to possess a national style with an identity commensurate with culture and identity of this civilization. By investigating different dimensions of this art that enjoyed remarkable popularity among Iranians along the history until a near past, this study attempts to render a theoretical and practical framework for national cinema in Iran.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Additional Information: Thesis (Ph.D.) - Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, 2014.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Iranian national cinema
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PK Indo-Iranian
    P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
    Divisions: Cultural Centre
    Depositing User: Miss Dashini Harikrishnan
    Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 10:44
    Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 10:44

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