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Sufi, Saint and Swinger

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Synopsis

The tragic story of an American music virtuoso who found in 1970s Iran the love and acceptance he never received back home, and who was punished by his country upon his return after the Iranian revolution.
Over images of a young boy playing the accordion in a home movie from 1940’s America, a radio host comments on the trial that was to ruin Lloyd Miller´s life decades later in the Eighties – for charges he was innocent of.
The images of the young boy are quickly replaced with images of an Iranian TV show from the 1970’s, where a sharply dressed man named Kurosh Ali Khan is being interviewed in Farsi about his musical creation, Oriental Jazz. Music kicks in, and now we see the man presented in a video, much younger, playing the santur, a Persian instrument, accompanied by jazz. A voice begins to narrate, in the third person, the story of Kurosh, an American man who is forced by political circumstances to leave the country he’s considered his only real home for seven years. He is on his way back to America, leaving his life as a famous TV host behind him.
http://www.sufisaintswinger.com

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
71 mins
Format
HD
Director
Camilla French, Andres Borda
Producer
Abbas Nokhasteh
Co-Producer
Camilla French, Andres Borda
Executive Producer
Abbas Nokhasteh
Editor
Camilla French, Andres Borda
Director of Photography
Camilla French, Andres Borda
Music
Lloyd Miller
Film Title Note
Film title should read Sufi, Saint & Swinger
Film Image
© Lloyd Miller, Openvizor

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Last updated 14th September 2018

Production Company

An Openvizor (UK), Bardo Films (CO) coproduction

Abbas Nokhasteh
Openvizor
36 Melton Court
Onslow Crescent
London
SW7 3JQ
+44 (0)7733 115872
abbas@openvizor.com
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