Amir Reza Koohestani Where Were You on January 8th?


Amir Reza Koohestani came back to Iran in July 2009, shortly after the June demonstrations. Inspired by his return, the play tells the story of Ali, a young man who breaks the law governing weapon carrying, during his military service. The staging bears signs of Koohestani’s training as a cinematographer. It is also influenced by tazieh, a traditionnal theatre of mourning.