Magralen

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
with Atena Soleymani, Taha Najafpour, Mansour Nasiri, Rosemaryam Kazemi
Iran / Canada 2019 Farsi 18’ Colour World premiere recommendation: 10 years and up

With

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

Crew

DirectorMaryam Zarei
ScreenplayPayam Saeedi
CinematographyArio Motevaghe
EditingPooyan Sholevar
MusicFarhad Khosravi
Sound DesignHasan Shabankare
SoundAhmad Saberi
Production DesignAram Mousavi
Make-upSina Kalani
Colour CorrectionNima Dabir Zadeh
Visual EffectsMohammad Jamshidi
Assistant DirectorHamed Azizi
Production ManagerAmir Morsali
ProducerMaryam Zarei

Produced by

Maryam Zarei

Iran, Canada

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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

Dates

Short Films 2 - Kplus
Feb 11 10:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

German voice-over | Headphones for OV

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Feb 12 13:00

HKW

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Feb 13 14:00

CinemaxX 1

Subtitles: English

German voice-over | Headphones for OV

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Feb 15 12:30

Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Subtitles: English

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