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TALLA

طلا

DIRECTED BY: Parviz Shahbazi

Year: 2019
Country: Iran
Length: 90′
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: EN, CZ
Premiere: Fajr IFF

TALLA

طلا

DIRECTED BY: Parviz Shahbazi

An unflinching look at the lives of Tehran’s middle class today, Talla follows a determined young man whose future goes off track as he pushes to earn the simplest life he deserves. 

He starts a small cafe with his girlfriend to build a meaningful life for his young ill niece, Talla, but his life takes an irreversible and sinister turn when he finds it impossible to pay back the investment, and is left to make a much tougher decision than he ever imagined.

The newest film from one of the most prominent figures of Iranian arthouse cinema, Talla is a sharp, fiercely honest portrait of a young man whose dreams come to a sudden halt in a world where every hope seems to lead to a dead-end.


SCREENINGS

*Screenings at this location are with EN subtitles only.


Parviz Shahbazi

Parviz Shahbazi

Parviz Shahbazi is a renowned writer and director who is highly regarded as one of the leading voices of arthouse cinema in Iran. His films have swept competitions and frequented screens at Cannes, Venice, Tokyo, and many other prestigious festivals. Some of his most awarded titles include Traveller From The South (1997), Deep Breath (2002), and Malaria (2016). Talla, which premiered domestically in 2019, is his most recent feature.