Iranian Film Fest: Absence

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Showings

The Main 3 Fri, Aug 19 7:00 PM
The Main 3 Sun, Aug 21 4:30 PM
Film Info
Program:MSP Iranian Film Festival
Release Year:2021
Runtime:100 min
Country/Region:Iran
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Language:English
Czech
Farsi
Print Source:Iranian Independents
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTzRXrKBdbk
Tags:Drama
Mystery
Cast/Crew
Director:Ali Mosaffa
Screenwriter:Ali Mosaffa
Principal Cast:Ali Mosaffa
Zuzana Stivínová
Magdalena Borová
Petra Nesvacilová
Zuzana Kronerová.

Description

SCREENING AUGUST 19 & 21

About the Film

Writer-director and star, Ali Mosaffa weaves a clever and absorbing mystery of family history and political intrigue.

Rouzbeh (Mosaffa) arrives in Prague, far from his troubled family life in Tehran, to research his father’s past. Visiting the flat where his father, a communist expatriate, lived 50 years ago, in the times of Czechoslovakia, he is stopped by a policewoman investigating a recent accident. The current resident of the flat, Vladimir, who turns out to be Rouzbeh’s half-brother, has fallen out the window. Discovering hidden corners of Vladimir’s life and getting closer to his soul, Rouzbeh learns a shocking truth about his father, totally contradicting the image of a hero he held about him. This puts him on the path which led to Vladimir’s fall from the window.