Isolated crows of solitude

// shortfilm //

Reeperbahnfestival Hamburg
20.-23.09.2017 @Taubenstrasse
Open Air Cinema + Headphones

Wundern über Tanawo’ e.V. + Affenfaust + Reeperbahn Festival

 

Keeping a diary. It’s actually a nice thing to do. Something you undertake for yourself. An act of both letting go and preserving. In “Isolated Crows of Solitude”, Tehran-based director Sahar Soleimani turns such daily personal reporting into a means of surveillance, of repression. People are forced to keep logs of their days. Having their own ideas, discovering their own potential, maturing into individual personalities – these are utopian aims in this dystopian world. Those who rebel against the rules of the totalitarian system are “cured” with a mask. The power of dictatorship? Isolation. Alienation. Solitude. Reza is one of them. And one of them.

 

Director: Sahar Soleimani
Cinematography: Felix Lübbert
Sounddesign: Mehdi Behbudi