A detective, a geologist and a sound engineer investigate the case of a political prisoner that committed suicide by hanging himself in an abandoned ship in the middle of the Iranian desert.
According to the legend, a sound technician suddenly disappeared during the shooting of The Brick and the Mirror (screened at this edition of Bafici). Apparently, he was literally swallowed by the earth. Two different hypotheses: it was either the intelligence services, or rather the fulfillment of an announced curse, because when you don’t provide a proper burial to the dead, strange underground forces emerge. The desert opens its mouth like in a journey through hell, and what at first seems to be a supernatural thriller becomes a documentary, a film noir, and mutates into several musical scenes. Crawling line a sand animal, the film also hints at crazy humor and the kind of events from classic adventure movies. Because in this film every possible genre swallows the other, with the same force that breaks the Earth open. MA
D, G, P: Mani Haghighi F: Houman Behmanesh E: Hayedeh Safiyari DA: Amir Hossein Ghodsi S: Amir Hossein Ghasemi M: Christophe Rezai PE: Mehdi Davari, Chavosh Shirani, Lili Golestan, Taraneh Alidoosti, Alireza Bazel, Mani Haghighi I: Amir Jadidi, Momayun Ghanizadeh, Ehsan Goudarzi, Kiana Tajammol, Nader Fallah
The Match Factory. Sergi Steegmann E firstname.lastname@example.org W the-match-factory.com
He was born in Teheran, Iran, in 1969. He studied philosophy, and works as an actor, screenwriter and filmmaker. He directed many shorts including Paziraie Zadeh (2012), and starred in Melbourne (2014).