The Alien (Namo)

Sat., 28 November 2020 | 19:30

Iran 2019
Feature film, 93′, original with English subtitles
Director Nader Saeivar
Screenplay Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar
Camera Vahid Biuote
Music Tariffs Karimyan
Performing artists Bakhtiyar Panjeei, Sevil Shirgi, Naser Hashemi, Hadi Eftekharzadeh

The teacher Bakhtiyar was transferred to the Kurdish-speaking part of Iran. Social surveillance at home and at school makes it difficult for him and his family to arrive. At some point, a car seems to follow him. He becomes the object of suspicion and libel from his neighbours, a wheelwork of repression and rumours begins. Starting from concrete details and everyday events, “Namo” gradually becomes an oppressive parable of social paranoia and control.

Nader Saeivar made his directorial debut together with the well-known filmmaker Jafar Panahi.

Ticket prices
Price per film: 6,80€*
The tickets can be purchased on the streaming site. The sale starts on Thursday (26.11.) at 18 o’clock. Billing will be handled by Rushlake Media.

A festival pass (for 10 films) can be purchased for 39 €* by e-mail. You will receive a payment order from the general cinema as well as 10 coupon codes with which you can pay for the films on the streaming site.

* incl. fees


Nader Saeivar (*1975 in Tabris). Master’s degree from Tehran University, working as a scriptwriter and director since 1992. He also lectures on film at various institutes and universities. “The Alien” (2020) was shown at the Berlinale Forum.