Orientalist Henry Corbin subject of “The Eastern” director’s new film

December 2, 2018 - 18:57

TEHRAN – Masud Taheri, the Iranian director of the documentary film “The Eastern” about Japanese expert on Islam Toshihiko Izutsu, plans to make his new film on French philosopher, theologian and Orientalist Henry Corbin (1903-1978).

The film entitled “The Orientalist” will be co-produced by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center and Chehrdad Film, Taheri said in a press release on Saturday.

“The documentary is typically a sequel to ‘The Eastern’ and will focus on the thoughts of Henry Corbin who, like Izutsu, was tracking illumination in the East,” he added.

“Iran was the common ground between the two philosophers who came together in the country before the victory of the Islamic Revolution for most of the months of a year to discuss various issues,” he stated.

Shooting of the documentary will begin in the near future and is expected to be completed in late spring.

Photo: A poster for Masud Taheri’s documentary film “The Orientalist” on French Orientalist Henry Corbin.


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