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Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Women Directors
Science & Technology
Culture & Society
Includes Q&A
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2020
Runtime:102 min
Print Source:DreamLab Films
Director:Ida Panahandeh
Executive Producer:Arsalan Amiri
Ida Panahandeh
Producer:Ida Panahandeh
Arsalan Amiri
Cinematographer:Farshad Mohammadi
Screenwriter:Arsalan Amiri
Ida Panahandeh
Editor:Emad Khodabakhsh
Arsalan Amiri
Composer:Alireza Afkari
Principal Cast:Elnaz Shakerdoost
Parsa Pirouzfar
Houtan Shakiba


Best of Fest Encores

Your ticket includes a recorded Filmmaker Q&A following the film.

Cinematic magical realism meets hard-edged drama in Ida Panahandeh’s stunning look at the life of Titi, an Iranian Roma Gypsy who earns pennies cleaning hospitals, becomes a surrogate mother… and saves the world from a rogue black hole.

Working in a hospital, Titi encounters Ibrahim, a nuclear physicist suffering from a terminal illness. Taking a liking to Titi, he explains his work to her, and she believes that it is essential to the future of the planet. When he slips into a coma, his wife demands his papers are discarded, but Titi takes them home, where her husband lines his rabbit cages with them. Eight-months pregnant as a surrogate for a childless couple, Titi wanders into the sea, where her mystical powers are able to bring the professor back to life. As he searches for the papers she took, he enters the world of Titi, and nothing will ever be the same.

Director Biography

Ida Panahandeh Born in Tehran in 1979, Ida Panahandeh earned a degree in Film Photography in 2002 and a master’s in Film Direction in 2005 from the Arts University of Tehran. She is the director of the features The Story of Davood and the Dove (2011), Nahid (2015), Israfil (2017), and The Nikaidos' Fall (2019).