Our Iranian Lockdown: filmmaker Q&A

The Guardian | Lindsay Poulton & Jess Gormley: Filmmakers Sara Khaki and Mohammad Reza Eyni talk about their intimate new documentary

In this new Guardian Documentary, Our Iranian Lockdown, a filmmaking duo turn the camera on themselves and capture their lives in lockdown. Their film is an intimate portrait of the highs and the lows of love and loss in these times of great uncertainty.

In the documentary, filmed over several weeks in quarantine in Tehran, Sara Khaki and Mohammad Reza Eyni attempt to process the devastating loss of a family member to Covid-19.

The frightening news of coronavirus spreading in Tehran is the backdrop to their lives indoors. They see the outside world from their balcony, observing neighbours setting off fireworks and street musicians playing for spare change.

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