directed by Ali Asgari

Iran, France | 2020 | 14 mins
Drama, Short


A mother helps an elderly woman in a shopping mall in Tehran. A tragedy occurs, brutally confronting her with the impact of her actions.


Director: Ali Asgari
Writers: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi
Produced by: François Morisset, Laura Jumel, Khorshid Alami
Director of photography : Hamed Hosseini
Editor : Ehsan Vaseghi
Music : Ali Birang
Cast: Anahita Afshar, Nasrin Kourdi, Selena Moradi


Screening schedule

This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 21 until 27 June, limited to 200 viewers only (in Germany).


Persian with English subtitles


Drama, Short

About the Director

Ali Asgari is an Iranian filmmaker and scriptwriter who was born in 1982 in Tehran, Iran. He graduated in film in Italy, is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013, and Locarno Summer Academy 2016.

Two of his short films “More Than Two Hours” (2013) and “The Silence”, co-directed with Farnoosh Samadi (2016), were in the Short Film competition at the Festival de Cannes. His short film “The Baby” was in competition at Venice Film Festival 2014. His shorts were screened in more than 700 film festivals and won more than 200 international awards.

“Disappearance”, his first feature film was developed at Cinefondation La Residence of Festival de Cannes and had its world and North American premiere in Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.