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An Iranian actor/screenwriter, who was dissatisfied with his work under censorship, immigrated to Europe with the hope that in the new country, he should continue his career in freedom and have better opportunities and more success than his country. But, he had no success in working as an actor or screenwriter in the new country and was forced to work as a salesman for subsistence. He has not been able to start a family and is unhappy with his life in Europe. One day, he dreams one of his professional desires, which ends in a nightmare. After waking up, his superego comes to him and starts reviewing the past, remembering his mistakes, and criticizing him. After a long conflict, he is convinced that his career under censorship in his country was more valuable than his working life in Europe. Eventually, he surrenders to the superego and thinks about returning to his homeland and fighting against censorship.

  • Abbas Ali Ezzati عباس‌علی عزتی
  • Abbas Ali Ezzati عباس‌ علی عزتی
  • Abbas Ali Ezzati عباس‌علی عزتی
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    Experimental, Feature
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    1 hour 19 minutes
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    English, Persian
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Director Biography - Abbas Ali Ezzati عباس‌علی عزتی

Abbas Ali Ezzati studied theater at Tehran University, Iran, and received his Master’s degree in film study at Tehran University of Art. He worked as an editor in Soroush Press (a part of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) between 1996 and 2003. He then published his own monthly magazine, Shooka, on film, theatre, and literature from 2003 till 2008. He has published some articles and translated 20 books on art and drama to Persian. He has also directed 11 short and documentary films. Since 2014, he has been living in Sweden and has cooperated with Stockholm University and Swedish Film Institute.

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