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  1. Aug 25, 2014
    10
    Magnificent in so many ways, this intimate depiction of one of the most interesting and complex characters of pre-revolution Iranian contemporary art scene takes your breath away.
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Oct 31, 2014
    75
    In person, as seen in Fifi Howls From Happiness, Mitra Farahani’s ambitious and self-reflexive documentary of the artist’s last days, Mohassess enthusiastically acts out those traits. It’s a performance enhanced by his diabolical, phlegm-choked laughter at his own bleakly ironic pronouncements and denunciations of the world in general.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Aug 13, 2014
    70
    By its bittersweet end, Fifi Howls From Happiness has stayed almost entirely in one apartment and yet somehow unveiled both a life in full and a blank canvas.
  3. Reviewed by: Godfrey Cheshire
    Aug 8, 2014
    75
    As if to confirm how crucial timing is to documentaries, the artist gives the filmmaker a last performance that helps make her portrait of him as extraordinary as the man it portrays.