Rediscovering Iranian Artist Bahman Mohassess in Fifi Howls from Happiness

August 7, 2014 12:42 PM

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Rediscovering Iranian Artist Bahman Mohassess in Fifi Howls from Happiness

To most, the name Bahman Mohassess will not mean much. I know it didn't to me at first, before coming across a wonderful new documentary titled Fifi Howls from Happiness.

The film, directed by Mitra Farahani, is a very personal, insightful, intimate look at the exiled Iranian artist's last few months, living in self-imposed reclusion in a small residence hotel in Rome. An openly gay artist known as the "Persian Picasso", Mohassess left Iran in the late 1950s when the...

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