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17:30 - 20:30 10 March 2010

Iranian cinema and literary adaptation: the films of Dariush Mehrju - Pari & Franny and Zooey


1.02 | Engineering Building (link Map)
Malet Street | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Clare Foster
Dr Saeed Talajooy, UCL

After screening Dariush Mehrju's Pari & Franny and Zooey, Dr Saeed Talajooy (UCL) will discuss the film with Clare Foster and the audience. The seminar will examine the film as an intercultural adaptation of J.D. Salinger's 'Franny and Zooey'. With the support of the Iran Heritage Foundation, London. this is the third screening in a short series at UCL, called 'Intergeneric' translation: inspriation and influence.

Clare Foster has worked as an academic and screenwriter, specialising in the adaptation of novels and historical subjects such as Sebastien Faulk's Birdsong and Flora Fraser's The Unruly Queen, working with such figures as Mike Newell and Kristin Scott Thomas. She returned to Classics in 2008 at UCL, specialising in the performance tradition of ancient theatre.


Dr Saeed Talajooy
+44 (0)20 7679 7458 | s.talajooy@ucl.ac.uk


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