Tattoo

The young Iranian woman had not been expecting this kind of examination. She only wanted to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they began looking at her with suspicion. Suddenly she is trapped, forced to answer personal questions and exposed to insinuations. The camera captures the growing uneasiness with clinical precision.
by Farhad Delaram
with Behdokht Valian, Anahita Eghbalnejad, Alireza Sanifar, Mojtaba Fallahi, Pouriya Shakibaei
Iran 2019 Farsi 15’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Behdokht Valian (Young Woman)
  • Anahita Eghbalnejad (Female Officer)
  • Alireza Sanifar (Doctor 1)
  • Mojtaba Fallahi (Doctor 2)
  • Pouriya Shakibaei (Doctor 3)
  • Mohsen Roumi (Man With Tattoo)

Crew

Written and directed byFarhad Delaram
From an idea byDena Rassam
CinematographyMohammad Reza Jahanpanah
EditingMeysam Muini
Sound DesignAmir Hossein Ghasemi
Sound MixingAmir Hossein Ghasemi
SoundSaeed Zand, Farzin Zand
Set DesignAli Pouya Ghasemi
CostumesAli Pouya Ghasemi
Make-upAmir Torabi
Colour CorrectionSaman Majd Vafaei
Stills PhotographyMohammad Masoumi
Assistant DirectorHossein Mashali
CastingFarhad Delaram
Production ManagerDiaco Khaki
ProducerDena Rassam

Produced by

Dena Rassam

Teheran, Iran

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Farhad Delaram

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1988, his studies at the city’s university focused on sound in poetic cinema. He completed his master’s degree with honours and also published a paper on the topic. He has worked for 12 years as a screenwriter, including for state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, and has also made six short films as director, writer, cinematographer, editor and sound editor. In 2017, his film Away from Home was selected as one of the ten best short films of the year in Iran.

Filmography (short films)

2014 Wax 2015 Garbage Dance; documentary · Iranmehr; documentary 2016 Like the Last Day 2017 Away from Home 2018 Tattoo

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

Generation Mix
Feb 17 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

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Short Films 1 - 14plus
Feb 10 15:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 13 10:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 15 11:00

CinemaxX 1

Subtitles: English

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Feb 16 15:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Award Ceremony 14plus
Feb 15 19:30

HKW

Subtitles: English

Followed by a screening of the award winning films

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