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Fifi az khoshhali zooze makeshad (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,614Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $23,785 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $23,785
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Mitra Farahani’s documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso,” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland—revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,905 $13,614
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,901-19,000) 18,966 $13,614
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,282 $13,614

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 8th, 2014 (Limited) by Music Box Films, released as Fifi Howls from Happiness
Video Release: December 2nd, 2014 by Music Box Films Video, released as Fifi Howls from Happiness
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Artists, Biography, Painter, Sculpter, Italy
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: A Butimar Productions
Production Countries: France,
Islamic Republic of Iran,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Bahman Mohassess    Himself


Suzana Pedro    Herself
Pershang Shafigh    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Marjaneh Moghimi    Producer
Fereydoun Firouz    Executive Producer
Yannick Kergoat    Executive Producer
Suzana Pedro    Editor
Tara Kamangar    Composer
Mitra Farahani    Director of Photography
Amir Hossein Ghassemi    Sound Editor
Amir Hossein Ghassemi    Sound Mixer

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August 8th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/08 84 $2,728   1 $2,728   $2,728 1
2014/08/15 85 $2,332 -15% 2 $1,166   $8,586 2
2014/08/29 90 $776   2 $388   $12,656 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/29 - $1,734   2 $867   $13,614 22

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/08 74 $6,254   1 $6,254   $6,254 1
2014/08/15 70 $5,626 -10% 2 $2,813   $11,880 2

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