Exilic Trilogy

The trilogy is poetic, mystical, biographical and musical, colliding with political, social, psychological, and philosophical manifestations about three of the most important Iranian artists who were forced into exile after the Iranian revolution. The story of a well known musician, a famous painter and a legendary poet are included in Exilic Trilogy in three chapters. This arthouse independent docudrama film is shot in Toronto by an exiled Iranian-Canadian filmmaker.
First episode is called Light and Sound.
Second episode is called Frame and Wall.
Third episode is called Alchemy and Dust.

  • Arsalan Baraheni
  • Arsalan Baraheni
  • Arsalan Baraheni
  • Reza Baraheni
    Key Cast
  • Gholamhossein Nami
    Key Cast
  • Soleyman Vaseghi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • International Exile Film Festival
    November 7, 2015
  • Tirgan Festival
    August 22, 2015
  • Amsterdam Film Festival

    Documentary directing award
  • New York city indie film awards

    United States
    Best director
  • Los Angeles Film awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best experimental film
  • Cult critic movie awards

    Best director
  • Calcutta International film festival

    Best documentary
Distribution Information
  • Winnipeg Film Group
  • Canadian filmmakers distribution centre
Director Biography - Arsalan Baraheni

The award winning Iranian-Canadian filmmaker is based in Toronto and he released his first documentary film on Persian BBC's cinema program. Exilic Trilogy features three of his documentaries which have premiered in festivals, art theaters, universities and various stations. Arsalan is the son of Reza Baraheni who is known as the greatest living Iranian poet. Arsalan was exiled at the age of 14 because of his father who was an important intellectual who stood against censorship of the writers in Iran and was blacklisted by the Iranian government because of his activities with in relation to human rights, freedom of speech and censorship in Iran. Arsalan continues his work as an independent filmmaker, writer, cinematographer and editor in Toronto. He is the founder of Minima Films, a Canadian film production company.

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