New Directors Competition
On his birthday, young Parvis steals a bottle from the bar at a dance club. He is caught and, as he is the son of exiled Iranians, is sentenced to community services at a refugee shelter in Saxony, Germany, where he lives. There, he falls in love with Amon, who fled Iran with his sister, Banafshe. The trio enjoy a summer of fiercing parties, first loves, fleeting youth —and the realisation that none of them feel at home in Germany. In this semi-biographical movie, the filmmaker offers a sensitive view on migrants in German territory.
Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.
Faraz Shariat, Paulina Lorenz
Jakob Hüffell, Säye Skye, Jan Günther
Benjamin Radjaipour, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali
Paulina Lorenz, Faraz Shariat
Son of exiled Iranians, Shariat was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1994. He
studied dramatic arts at the University of Hildesheim and focuses his work
on the experiences of immigrant families. He directed short movies such as
The Dichotomous Trilogy (2015) and Aïcha (2020). No Hard Feelings is his
first feature film.