Iran- Qatar- 2017
Directed by: Ali Asgari
Script: Farnoosh Samadi & Ali Asgari
DOP: Ashkan Ashkani
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.
Ali Asgari was born 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- just last year, short film The Silence won the Ovidiu Bose Paștină Award at ANONIMUL.
Disappearance is his first feature film.
Orizzonti Competition- Venice International Film Festival, 2017
Discovery- Toronto International Film Festival, 2017
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