Fireflies

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    Fireflies

    Luciérnagas

    Directed by

    Dominican Republic, Greece, Mexico, USA

    2019

    88 min

    • Spanish

    Fiction

    Ramin is a young gay man who fled the repression in Iran and arrived in Veracruz, Mexico after traveling clandestinely on a cargo ship from Turkey. While contemplating what he will do next, Ramin tries to cope with the distance from hislover, who stayed in Tehran. The paradox of his feelings is immense: while in a state of longing and nostalgia, he savors his newfound freedom far from Iran.

    Awards

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    • Cine Plus In Progress Special Award - Toulouse Cinelatino Festival

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Arash Marandi
    Flor Eduarda Gurrola
    Luis Alberti
    Eligio Meléndez
    Eduardo Mendizábal
    Screenplay
    Bani Khoshnoudi
    Elsa Reyes
    Cinematography
    Benjamín Echazarreta
    Sales
    FIGA FILMS
    Production
    ZENSKY CINE
    Bani Khoshnoudi

    Bani Khoshnoudi

    Iran

    Bani Khoshnoudi was born in Tehran, then immigrated to the United States with her family in 1979. After studying photography and film, she moved to Paris. In 2004, she made TRANSIT, a short fiction that received the Grand Jury Prize at the Premiers Plans Angers Film Festival, and which was nominated for the Jean Vigo Prize and the Critic’s Prix Novaïs-Terxeira. In 2005, she directed SHIRIN EBADI : A simple lawyer, feature documentary commissioned by the French channel ARTE. In 2008 she produced and directed a feature length documentary about Tehran, A People in the Shadows, which played at IDFA and Cinéma du Réel, amongst other festivals. Bani works as an artist making sound and video installations. In 2008, Bani was invited as a Studio Artist to participate in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. With her first fiction feature, ZIBA, Bani was invited to the Cinéfondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival. Since 2009, Bani lives in Mexico City.

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