WOMEN’s TALES: Iranian American director Massy Tadjedin’s Short Film for Prada

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WOMEN’s TALES: Iranian American director Massy Tadjedin’s Short Film for Prada
by Darius Kadivar
06-Oct-2012
 

The iconic Italian fashion house Prada funding short films made by female directors following its Miu Miu Women’s Tales presentation at the Venice Film Festival. (More Here)

Miu Miu’s acclaimed series of short films, the Women’s Tales, was screened together for the first time as part of the Venice Film Festival’s Venice Days program. (More Here) 

The short films, by four leading international female directors, show how the Miu Miu short film platform has managed to combine credible filmmaking themes and a strong feminine point of view with fashion.  The four films in the series are: The Powder Room, directed by Zoe Cassavetes; Muta, directed by Lucrecia Martel; The Woman Dress, directed by Giada Colagrande and It’s Getting Late, directed by Massy Tadjedin, which made its premiere at the festival.

It’s Getting Late was Shot by Iranian-American screenwriter and director, Massy Tadjedin, with a stellar international cast, Aubrey Plaza, Gemma Arterton, Patricia Clarkson and Rinko Kikuchi, culminating in a gripping cameo performance by rising songstress, Zola Jesus. (Source: persianrealm.com)

 

It's Getting Late, directed by Massy Tadjedin :

 

Zoe Cassavetes, Giada Colagrande, Lucrecia Martel, Massy Tadjedin:

Zoe Cassavetes, Giada Colagrande, Lucrecia Martel, Massy Tadjedin: "The Miu Miu Women's Tales" - interviste di/interviews by www.cineuropa.org



Description:

In the translucent LA dusk we discover four women living very different lives. The camera follows each as they wind down their working days, their four stories weaving together as each prepares for their evening.



Shot by Iranian-American screenwriter and director, Massy Tadjedin, with a stellar international cast, Aubrey Plaza, Gemma Arterton, Patricia Clarkson and Rinko Kikuchi, culminating in a gripping cameo performance by rising songstress, Zola Jesus. 


"We make our faces, our suits, our selves just a little more ready for wherever it is we're going. Fashion is never just the clothes. It's our mood, our excitement for something, our expectations, our attitudes, our outlooks. Managing those is often what getting ready is all about and that's what our short tries to capture." Massy Tadjedin



 

The four women quietly take part in their private acts of preparation, but the transformation is also psychological, as they take stock of the day and mentally prepare for the evening ahead. 



 

It's Getting Late is the fourth film in Miu Miu's series of short films, the Women's Tales, by leading female directors, Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel and Giada Colagrande. Each film explores the feminine love affair with Miu Miu through the lens of their diverse sensibilities.

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THE LADY WEARS PRADA

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Interview with Director/Writer Massy Tadjedin on her previous film « Last Night »:

Massy Tadjedin Bio:


Massy Tadjedin (born 1978) is an Iranian-American screenwriter / Director.

Tadjedin was born in Tehran and grew up in Orange County,California, and studied English Literature at Harvard.

She wrote and produced Leo, her first feature, directed by Mehdi Norowzian,starring Joseph Fiennes, Elizabeth Shue, Dennis HopperSam Shepard, and Deborah Unger, released in spring 2004 and The Jacket (adapted screenplay 2005).

Her current project, Le Voyeur, has recently been picked up by Columbia Pictures for Will Smith and James Lassiter to produce through their Sony-based Overbrook Entertainment. 

The film, based on a 1955 French novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet, centers on a man who returns to the Caribbean island of his youth and becomes a suspect in the murder of a teenage girl that was committed two days after his arrival. The movie is set for release in 2009. Also for 2010is Last Night, which will starKeira Knightley and Eva Mendes, and will serve as Massy's directorial debut.

Other current projects as screenplay writer and producer are The Case Study (a political ensemble thriller) and Lady Gold (a drama with director Mel Gibson, distributed byIcon Entertainment International and Paramount Pictures).She is married toDr.Babak Fardin, (See Photo) an ophthalmologist in Orange County. 

The couple met at Harvard.

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