Reza Mafi (1943-1982), Untitled, Christie’s

Synopsis

Like no other style of writing in the world, Persian calligraphy or Nasta’liq hovers on the boundaries between art, information and the profoundly spiritual, raising the very question of whether a style of writing can be considered an art, and how it is that an alphabetic system can encompass so much.

The film "Art, Beauty, Music and God - The Story of Nasta'liq" will explore these questions and others as it introduces viewers to this ancient art form, still very much alive today.