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


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.