Vera Chekhov, Anton Chekhov’s niece has finished a documentary about the Makhmalbaf family by the name of Hello Cinema for German television. Unable to receive permit to enter Iran for the making of this film the documentary filmmaker made her film in Paris and Berlin.
Vera Chekhov has previously made other documentaries about filmmakers and artists including Anthony Quinn, Ang Lee, Robert Redford, Storaro, etc.
Vera Chekhov before becoming a director was one of Germany’s most renowned actresses. She played in a movie by Desica and another film about the life of Anton Chekhov...
Original Title: Salam Cinema
Directed by: Vera Chekova
56 min, Color, 2006