NAZARBAZI (Winner Short Film Competition)

2022, Iran

Maryam Tafakory

After the Islamic Revolution, men and women touching each other was banned in Iranian cinema. Maryam Tafakory arranges a number of scenes that deal with this prohibition quite creatively, with looks and gestures from actors, symbolic images, such as flames on water, as well as poetic and philosophical snippets of text. The result is a vivid document of desire that draws its strength from resistance – and goes hand in hand with current events.

Nazarbazi - Maryam Tafakory
Section: Domino Film Prize
Country: Iran
Director: Maryam Tafakory
Language: Farsi OmenglU
Running time: 19min