Writers: Rafi Pitts and Razvan Radulescu
Producer: Thanassis Karathanos (Twenty Twenty Vision, Germany); Senorita Films, France; Pimienta Films, Mexico; Schortcut, Lebanon.
Rafi Pitts was born in Iran in 1967. During the war between Iran and Iraq, in 1981, he fled the country and moved to Britain, where he graduated with a BA in Film and Photography in 1991. His first short, In Exile, was presented the same year at the London International Film Festival. In the 1990s, Pitts moved to Paris and worked as assistant director for various directors, among them Leos Carax, Jacques Doillon and Jean-Luc Godard. Rafi Pitts’ first feature, Season Five, was selected for the Venice Film Festival in 1997. His film It’s Winter premiered at the Berlinale in 2006, where it was nominated for the Golden Bear. In 2010, his fifth feature film The Hunter, which received support from the World Cinema Fund, was also screened in the Berlinale Competition. Soy Nero, developed in the Berlinale Residency, premiered in the Berlinale Competition 2016.