New Directors Competition
Babak, an Iranian student in Greece, doesn’t show up to welcome his visiting parents at the Athens airport. Pari and her older husband, both devout Muslims abroad for the first time, are ill-prepared to search for their son in an intimidating and alien environment. All their attempts to find a clue that might lead them to him prove to be in vain and they soon reach a dead end. But Pari can’t give up looking for Babak, even when returning to Iran seems like her only choice. Following the steps of her rebellious son in the darkest corners of the city, she will exhaust her inner strength to achieve more than a mother’s search for her missing son.
Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.
Melika Foroutan, Shahbaz Noshir, Sofia Kokkali, Argyris Pandazaras, Lena Kitsopoulou, Dimitris Xanthopoulos
Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Giorgos Karnavas
Heretic, Le Bureau, TopKapi Films, The Chouchkov Brothers
Born in Tehran, in Iran. Siamak studied cinema in Athens and worked as assistant director in various feature films, TV series and series of documentaries. He has also worked as an actor, both in theatre and cinema. His short film Cavo D’Oro premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2012. Pari is his first feature film.