Private Project


LORA and L are trapped in a cell. Dancing, they try to recall their last choreography. The memory that becomes more and more unattainable, with every movement and dance exercise.
This film is a tribute to all generations of women and people in Iran and Afghanistan who, because they dance or sing, are locked up in prisons.

  • Pariya Bakhshi
  • Pariya Bakhshi
  • Fabian Martin Anger
    Director of Photography
  • Benze C. Werner
    Key Cast
  • Erika Winkler
    Key Cast
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    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
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    Yes - Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Director Biography - Pariya Bakhshi

Pariya Bakhshi, born 1997 in Hiroshima, an Iranian filmmaker and artist, lives in Germany and studies film at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, since 2019. She grew up in Iran, Tehran and studied Design in Tehran University of Fine Arts. For her the act of making art and film becomes political , among others, through breaking the conventions and borders of the mediums. One of her main topics is the notion of freedom and exile, as she explores in her autobiographical essay-film Displaced in Time. Her focus in fiction is to translate the unspoken from our reality into a surreal film world, through the expression of the body, beyond language. Hence she works primarily with dancers, such as in L , VELODROME and ANAMORPHOSIS.

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