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Generation Kplus

Magralen

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In Nima’s vivid stories, the gloomy scrapyard becomes a formula 1 race track. His younger sister Tara listens to him, captivated. Tara is blind. While their parents quarrel, gesticulating silently, Nima creates a colourful, happy world in which Tara can grow up without worry. Even when their mother suddenly abandons the family, Nima playfully maintains his version of reality, confronting tragedy with hope.

by
Maryam Zarei

Iran / Canada 2019

Farsi

18’ · Colour

recommendation: 10 years and up

World premiere

With

Atena Soleymani (Tara)
Taha Najafpour (Nima)
Mansour Nasiri (Father)
Rosemaryam Kazemi (Mother)

Crew

Director
Maryam Zarei
Screenplay
Payam Saeedi
Director of Photography
Ario Motevaghe
Editing
Pooyan Sholevar
Music
Farhad Khosravi
Sound Design
Hasan Shabankare
Sound
Ahmad Saberi
Production Design
Aram Mousavi
Make-up
Sina Kalani
Colour Correction
Nima Dabir Zadeh
Visual Effects
Mohammad Jamshidi
Assistant Director
Hamed Azizi
Production Manager
Amir Morsali
Producer
Maryam Zarei

Biography

Maryam Zarei

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1989, she studied theatre directing at the city’s Soore University and theatre practice at the University of Alberta in Canada. She has been working as a director since 2008, initially in radio drama. She is interested in experimental theatre and pays special attention to the various qualities of sound and noise in her plays. Magralen marks her first foray into filmmaking.

Filmography

2019 Magralen; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Maryam Zarei