Reading Lolita in Tehran

original title:

Reading Lolita in Tehran

directed by:

screenplay:

from the novel with the same title by Azar Nafisi

production:

country:

Italy/Israel

year:

2022

format:

colour

status:

Development/Pre-production (14/05/2021)

The book consists of a memoir of the author's experiences about returning to Iran during the revolution (1978–1981) and living under the Islamic Republic of Iran government until her departure in 1997. It narrates her teaching at the University of Tehran after 1979, her refusal to submit to the rule to wear the veil and her subsequent expulsion from the University, life during the Iran–Iraq War, her return to teaching at the University of Allameh Tabatabei (1981), her resignation (1987), the formation of her book club (1995–97), and her decision to emigrate. Events are interlaced with the stories of book club members consisting of seven of her female students who met weekly at Nafisi's house to discuss works of Western literature, including the controversial Lolita, and the texts are interpreted through the books they read.
(Source: Wikipedia)