Absent Wound

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Absent Wound

Directed by Maryam Tafakory

  • Iran, United Kingdom 2017; 10 min
  • Original version: Farsi, English


The rituals of Persian warrior training, is seen in combination with the recitations of a young girl coming to terms with her impending womanhood. Whilst seemingly in separate worlds, the film draws parallels and connections between these relative situations, in the process drawing documentary and fictional threads together, to reveal a shared sense of coming to terms with corporeality, its rituals and tribulations.