Man khod, man ham miraghsam

And Me, I’m Dancing Too
With rhythmic fluidity, Saba’s body moves to the music. Dancing is what she lives for, how she expresses herself – yet she is not free to do so in her own country. In a film dancing the line between documentary and fiction, a moving portrait emerges of a generation of young Iranians hemmed in by the Islamic republic’s rigid rules. When Saba rebels in a poetic act of defiance, the boundaries between fiction and reality finally dissolve.
by Mohammad Valizadegan Iran / Germany / Czechia 2023 Farsi 21’ Colour World premiere recommendation: 14 years and up


Director Mohammad Valizadegan
Screenplay Mohammad Valizadegan, Amineh Mazrouei
Producers Farzad Pak, Kaveh Farnam

Mohammad Valizadegan

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1986, he graduated from the School of Art and Architecture with a master’s degree in theatre directing and works as an actor, dancer and filmmaker. He played the role of Javad in There Is No Evil, which screened in the 2020 Berlinale Competition and won the Golden Bear. Man khod, man ham miraghsam is his debut film as a director.

Filmography (short films)

2023 Man khod, man ham miraghsam (And Me, I’m Dancing Too)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023