Having moved from Tehran to Paris, Maryam is longing to break free from her past and her religious family. She meets, François, a dance instructor that suggest she unleashes her anger and frustration through art. It was only then, when Maryam started to fully taste the freedom she has always longed for, she never have guessed that dancing would be the cure for her sorrows. François offered to post a video of her dancing on his Instagram page. Knowing that this choice may have dire consequences for her she finally accepts after much hesitation

  • Yasaman Afsharfar
  • Maryam Rahmanian
  • Yasaman Afsharfar
  • Catayoune Ahmadi
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La dualité
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
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    French, Persian
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Paris 8
Director Biography - Yasaman Afsharfar

Yasman Afsharfar is an Iranian filmmaker who, as a woman, always tries to show her concerns in most of her films. At the age of 20, she made her first short film about a woman who was a victim in a patriarchal society. She received his bachelor's degree in directing from Tehran Azad University. She continued her bachelor's degree in cinema at the University of Paris 8 in France. She is currently completing her second master's degree in cinema from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in Paris. She made her second short film in the form of oppression of Iranian women and lack of freedom.

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Director Statement

I hope that through my films I can change rotten thoughts, change even one person's opinion and play a small role for the betterment of my society.