AQCC Critics Award - First Feature
Toronto Inside Out Film Festival - 2020
Frameline Film Festival - 2020
BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival - 2020
Teddy Award for Best Queer Feature Film - Berlinale - 2020
Parvis, the son of exiled Iranians, was caught shoplifting. He is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets the siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran. As a romantic attraction between Parvis and Amon grows, the fragile relationship between the three is put to the test.
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Direction & Screenplay
Growing up in Cologne, the son of exiled Iranis, Faraz studied media art to explore his experiences as a gay, second generation migrant: detached from the family migration history his parents have formatted on VHS tapes and lacking words to talk to them about identity. In his work, Faraz recreates this history and builds a visual archive of migration in Germany.
Paulina Lorenz, Faraz Shariat