11/22/2017 20:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater

Iran/Qatar 2017 88 min Farsi original version with English subtitles
German premiere

by Ali Asgari

Script: Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari, DoP: Ashkan Ashkani, Editor: Ehsan Vaseghi, Production: Three Gardens Film, Producers: Pouria Heidary Oureh, Ali Sadraei, Cast: Sadaf Asgari, Amir Reza Ranjbaran, Nafiseh Zare, Sahar Sotoodeh, Mohammad Heidari

On a cold winter’s night in modern Tehran, a couple of young lovers run into a serious problem, and they have just a few hours to come up with a solution. They go from hospital to hospital in search for help, but none of the hospitals will admit the young woman to provide her with the medical attention she desperately requires. While they try hard to find a way to solve the problem, they have to hide what is happening from their parents. Moreover, their relationship is facing a crisis and will suffer dire consequences. Caught between conservative traditions and modern day desires – the couple must face their uncertain futures.

“It is based on a real story. A friend of my co-writer Farnoosh Samadi called her up at midnight and told her that she had a problem, which inspired us to write the script. We changed quite a lot, especially how it all begins and the ending, plus added more characters.” (Ali Asgari)

Ali Asgari was born in 1982 in Tehran/Iran. He studied cinema in Italy. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013. Two of his short films MORE THAN TWO HOURS (2013) and THE SILENCE (2016, co-directed by Farnoosh Samadi) were in competition at Festival de Cannes where they competed for the Short Film Palme d’Or. His short film THE BABY premiered in competition of Venice Film Festival in 2014. His short films were screened in more than 600 film festivals around the world including Sundance, BFI London and Melbourne and won more than 150 international awards. DISAPPEARANCE is his first feature film. The script was developed at Cannes Festival’s Cinefondation La Residence.

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11/22/2017 20:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater

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