Leakage

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    Leakage

    Nasht

    Directed by

    Iran, Czech Republic

    2019

    104 min

    • Farsi

    Drama

    Foziye is in her fifties and her husband has disappeared. Oil leaks from her body. Should she hide her special gift? Or cash in on it?
    From this oil metaphor, a surreal narrative experiment develops, the portrait of a country in which everything – people, animals, homes – is off-kilter. At one breakfast, the chairs and tables in Foziye’s apartment begin to shake. Part of the roof caves in during the tremor, whose cause remains unclear. The inhabitants of the building go back to their daily routines, but the aftershocks persist. Everybody wants to leave the country, including the Afghan man who helps out in the household but is only passing through. Foziye goes to the German embassy while her daughter obtains illegal passports for herself and her son. A feeling of paranoia emanates from the images. With the Afghan’s help, Foziye and her relatives are able to hide in the countryside. Fear and uncertainty combine with mysterious events and phenomena, leading to a feeling of distrust within a community forced to share a common fate. Chaos will run its course.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Armik Gharibian
    Ziba Eslamloo
    Hasti Khaledi
    Saeed Saeedy
    Mohammad Saleh Ghetmiri
    Keyvan Gharaee Nezhad
    Screenplay
    Suzan Iravanian
    Cinematography
    Ramzi Hibri
    Editing
    Majid Barzegar
    Suzan Iravanian
    Production
    EUROPE MEDIA NEST
    Sales
    ARTHOOD ENTERTAINMENT GMBH
    Suzan Iravanian

    Suzan Iravanian

    Iran

    Born in Shiraz, Iran in 1985. She holds a B.A. in Art and Architecture, and also completed an M.A. in Filmmaking and in Cult Film & Television. Besides her work as a writer and filmmaker, she is also a photographer and graphic designer. LEAKAGE is her first feature-length film.