Thirteen-year-old Hendi is married off to sixteen-year-old Hormoz. The young couple hardly know each other and the doors of opportunity seem to be shut for them until they enter into an ominous pact with a smuggler to ensure their livelihood.
Crafted with a natural charm, this gripping film depicts the existential struggle of the young couple trying to find their way to one another as their lives seem perilously close to coming undone.
Director: Abbas Amini
Iran, Czech Republic, 2018, 88’, Farsi, EN + CZ subtitles
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Born in 1983, Abbas Amini started making films at the age of 13. He was involved from early on in several feature films as the director’s assistant. Soon, he moved to documentary filmmaking and focused on social and child welfare topics. His feature debut, Valderama, premiered at Berlinale 2016.
His second film, an Iranian-Czech co-production, also premiered at Berlinale with a widely warm reception and since then has been successfully screened at distinguished film festivals throughout the world.