Saturday, 30.9.2023, 18.00 hrs
D/B/FR/Lux 2023 100 min
D: Sepideh Farsi
The film is shown in the Farsi original with German subtitles (OmU)!
1980: Abadan, the center of Iran’s oil industry in the south of the country, is besieged by Iraqi troops. People leave their city, only a few stay behind: fourteen-year-old Omid waits with his grandfather for his older brother to return from the front. But when the situation becomes hopeless, the remaining inhabitants also have to leave their homes – and there is an abandoned boat in the harbor …
Sepideh Farsi tells a central chapter of the Iran-Iraq war through the means of animated film. The filmmaker, who lives in Paris, has turned the memories of her hometown of Abadan into highly poetic reality, supported by the Cologne-based TrickStudio Lutterbeck.
Screenwriter Djavad Javahery will be present for audience discussion!
Admission: 10€, reduced: 8€