Private Project

Searching for Abbas Kiarostami

A Syrian man carries a large photo of the Iranian director Abbas Kiarestami and wanders in the streets of Paris to ask the passers-by his address. He wants him to talk about the Syrian revolution to his government. He heads to the Iranian embassy, subways and coffee shops but gets no answer.

  • MALAS TWINS
    Director
  • MALAS TWINS
    Writer
  • Frères MALAS
    Producer
  • Aamen ALARAND
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    Arabic, French, Persian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital File
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cannes international film festival - Corner
    France - Cannes
    May 17, 2015
  • Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco
    San Francisco - USA
    September 27, 2015
  • أيام المثنى للفيلم العربي القصير Almuthnna days for arab short film
    IRAK
    July 27, 2015
  • The Arab Film Festival
    San Francisco - USA
    October 22, 2015
  • Kerry Film Festival
    Ireland
    October 25, 2015
  • The Legend of Hollywoods Film Festival
    USA - Los Angeles
    November 1, 2015
  • Pune Short Film Festival
    Pune, Maharashtra - India
    December 25, 2015
  • the International Bosphorus Film Festival
    Istanbul, Beyoglu Turkey
    November 6, 2015
  • Exilfilmfestivalen Malmö
    Malmö - Sweden
  • International Hollywood Festival
    USA
    Best Documentary
  • Marché du Film - Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
    FRANCE
    February 13, 2016
  • Tiharqa International Award for cinema
    Sodan
    December 22, 2015
    BEST SCENARIO
  • Wendy's Shorts

    February 20, 2016
  • Alexandria Short Film Festival
    Alexandria
    April 7, 2016
    Best Film Documentary
  • Ismailia International Film Festival
    Egypt - Giza
    April 20, 2016
  • Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève
    Genève
    April 11, 2016
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    Barcelona
    May 23, 2016
  • the Staunton International Film Festival
    Staunton, Virginia
    United States
    September 9, 2016
  • International Open Film Festival (IOFF) / Semi-Finalist
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    June 10, 2016
  • The Southway Film Fest
    Mykolaiyv
    Ukraine
    August 11, 2016
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM ARABE DE GABES
    GABES
    Tunisia
    September 26, 2016
  • Goa Short Film Festival
    Kothrud Pune, Maharashtra
    India
    October 1, 2016
  • Arabische Filmfestival
    Tübingen
    Germany
    October 7, 2016
  • IndustryBOOST Competition

    United States
    November 24, 2016
    Finalist
  • The Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF)

    Italy
    March 4, 2017
  • BBC Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 24, 2017
  • Internationale Sous du Court Métrage

    Morocco
    May 19, 2017
  • Festival International du Film Amateur de Kélibia
    Kélibia
    Tunisia
  • Cardiff International Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    October 27, 2017
  • Indian Peacock International Film Festival

    India
    October 5, 2017
  • Move Me Productions, online film festival, Belgium

    November 27, 2017
  • San Mauro Film Festival
    San Mauro Torinese
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Semi-Finalist
  • Roma Cinema DOC
    Roma
    Italy
    January 9, 2019
  • Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 17, 2018
    Best Film Documentary - Septembre
  • 12 Months Film Festival

    Romania
    March 25, 2019
    2nd place in Best Documentary
  • Sunday Shorts Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    July 30, 2019
    Semi-Finalist
  • 32e édition des Instants Vidéo
    Marseille
    France
    November 5, 2019
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    May 31, 2020
    Finalist
  • Global India International Film Festival
    Pune, Maharashtra
    India
    August 22, 2020
  • Alibag Short Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    January 23, 2021
  • Accord Cine Fest
    Mumbai
    India
    December 3, 2020
    Finalist
  • 8. İnternational Silk Road Film Awards
    istanbul
    Turkey
    December 7, 2020
    Finalist
  • Reels International Short film festival
    Aurangabad
    India
    March 21, 2021
    Best Concept short Documentary
  • Luleå International Film Festival
    Luleå
    Sweden
    February 3, 2021
    Semi Finalist
  • Alibag Short Film Festival
    Alibag, Maharashtra
    India
    January 23, 2021
  • DOMUM FESTIVAL
    Algeria
    Algeria
    February 25, 2021
  • festival de performance et vidéo
    Québec
    Canada
    September 9, 2021
  • "سينما لكل النّاس" Arab Short Film Festival
    Beyrouth
    Lebanon
    May 13, 2024
Director - MALAS TWINS