Maryam Tafakory (b. Shiraz, Iran) is an artist-filmmaker living and working in London. Her work draws on the notion of ‘personal as political’ in a fractured narrative that involves a subtle negotiation between factual and fiction, exploring allegorical forms of visual narrative, using abstracted, symbolic and textual motifs and their on-screen representation.
Part performance, her work draws on womanhood and rites of passage, interweaving poetry, (self)-censorship and religion, combining a formal minimalist syntax and figurative mode of representation.
Her work has screened and exhibited internationally including, Rotterdam IFFR, Edinburgh EIFF, Zurich Film Festival, Melbourne MIFF, Hamburg IKFF, ICA London, BFI London, LSFF London, Ji.hlava IDFF, Barbican Centre London, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, New York UnionDocs, and BBC Three.
- I have Sinned a Rapturous Sin, 8'
- An absent wound, 10'
- Fragments of a letter to a child unborn, 5'
- Poem and stone, 12'
- I was five when I became a woman, 5'
- Taklif, 10'