Colin Firth Presents Bahman Ghobadi's powerful film


Colin Firth Presents Bahman Ghobadi's powerful film
by Darius Kadivar

The London Film Festival was proud to launch Colin Firth's project Brightwide, a new website showcasing the best of social and political world cinema. Following a special screening of Bahman Ghobadi's powerful film, Colin Firth was joined by a panel of major contributors from the world of music, arts, politics and human rights campaigning. The discussion focused on how the work of politically engaged directors, such as Ghobadi, can accelerate social and political change. Brightwide will be a platform for film fans to debate the impact of political cinema, with films reviewed by high-profile, expert contributors. Site users will be encouraged to take action on the issues tackled in the films they watch, in collaboration with campaigning organisations such as Oxfam and WWF. (Watch Full Presentation by Colin Firth on behalf of Brightwide and discussion Panel  Here )

No One Knows About Persian Cats - Official Trailer:

Brightwide presents: A special screening of No One Knows About Persian Cats:

On Day 12, Colin Firth launched his online film project Brightwide at a Festival screening of Bahman Ghobadi's No One knows about Persian Cats:

BBC Report:


Prince Albert (Colin Firth) meets Logue (Geoffrey Rush) for the first time. Clip courtesy of the Weinstein Company:


More Photos: Here


Official Website Colin Firth’s Brightwide Film Club: Here

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This is a Wondeful panel discussion on Ghobadi's film You can Watch the Full Debate Here 

This panel took place at the BFI 53rd London Film Festival
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Colin Firth with BFI