Alone through Iran - 1144 miles of trust

The film follows the 45-year old Swedish woman, Kristina Paltén, before, during and after her lone run across Iran. Kristina ran 1144 miles during 58 days with the purpose to challenge her own prejudices against a country, a culture and people she had never previously been in contact with and knew little about. She wanted to explore what a muslim country meant to a lone woman running across an entire country. Prior to her trip she had been told she would be raped, murdered and kidnapped by her friends and family.

She planned a running route but other then that nothing was planned or organized. She would be completely vulnerable and dependent on people she met along her way for finding somewhere to sleep and food.

The main themes of the film is the conflict between her very human need and desire to trust people and her inflicted fear for the unknown as well as her own need for personal space and the method she chose for the trip - to meet people.

Much of the film is based on Kristina's own footage so that she truly was alone for 50 of 58 days.

  • André Larsson
    Director
  • Shamim Berkeh
    Director
  • André Larsson
    Writer
  • André Larsson
    Producer
  • Shamim Berkeh
    Producer
  • Kristina Paltén
    Key Cast
  • Jocke Gellertz
    Music
  • Soroush Morshedian
    Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ensam genom Iran - 184 mil av tillit
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of, Sweden
  • Language:
    English, Persian, Swedish
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Northern Character Film Festival
    Murmansk
    Russian Federation
    November 24, 2017
    Russian Premiere
    Documentary Debut award
  • Umeå European Filmfestival
    Umeå
    Sweden
    November 23, 2017
    Swedish premiere
  • International Adventure Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    October 17, 2017
    European premiere
  • Adventure Film Festival Greece
    Athens
    Greece
    November 18, 2017
    Greek premiere
  • Run Nation filmfestival
    Melbourne, Sydney + 4 other citires
    Australia
    September 13, 2017
    World premiere
  • Iranian Film Festival Zurich
    Zurich
    Switzerland
    Swiss premiere
  • Adventure Travel Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    UK premiere
    Best in show
  • Morocco Adventure Film Festival
    Rabat
    Morocco
    Morocco premiere
  • Menar International Film Festival
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    Bulgarian premiere
  • Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
    Sheffield
    United Kingdom
  • Art & Tur International Tourism Film Festival
    Torres Vedras
    Portugal
    Portugese premiere
    Best portrait documentary
  • Terres Travel Film Festival
    Tortosa
    Spanish premiere
    Best film - Adventures, expeditions and routes
Distribution Information
  • Ananda media
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand, Hotel, Airline
Director - André Larsson, Shamim Berkeh