ALI AQA / Ali Agha

A gravely ill man with an unconditional love for his pigeons fights against all those who attempt to save him. The more he fights to protect his beloved pigeons, the more his sickness and bitterness grow and so does the gap between him and his family.

This is a gripping flight from enthusiasm into obsession witnessed in an extremely well-crafted and unsettling miniature about masculine pride and how it can curdle into spiky paranoia.

Director: Kamran Heidari

Premiere: IDFA

Distributed by Maaa Film

Switzerland, Iran, France, 2017, 82’, Farsi, EN + CZ subtitles


Friday 18. 1.   20:30 – Kino Pilotů + debate with the director    BUY TICKET 

Friday 25. 1.   20:00 – Kino Lumière K4 (Bratislava)   BUY TICKET 



Born in 1977, Kamran Heidari started making films and taking photos after receiving his high school diploma. He attended classes for making documentary films for 5 years and all his documentaries as well as photos are about the people from his region.

To date, he has made three successful documentaries that have travelled around the globe with rave reviews. Ali Aqa is Kamran’s latest film that premiered in the official competition of IDFA.