Isolated crows of solitude

// shortfilm //

The people who can’t accept the rules will be arrested and corrected with a mask.
 
Director: Sahar Soleimani
DOP: Felix Lübbert
20min, Tehran, IR 2017

// awards //

Best Short Movie Award @ Kısa-ca 18th International Student Film Festival, Konya, TURKEY 05.10.2018
Best Short Movie Award @ Pondicherry International Film Festival, New Delhi, INDIA 26.09.2018

// official selection //

Medusa Underground Film Fest, Las Vegas, USA 11.-13.01.2019
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, Buffalo, USA 02.-08.11.2018
Kısa-ca 18th International Student Film Festival, Konya, TURKEY 05.10.2018
Pondicherry International Film Festival, New Delhi, INDIA 26.09.2018
Fastminds Neurodiversity Arts Festival, London, UK 14.+15.09.2018
Covellite International Film Festival, Butte, Montana, USA 12.-16.09.2018
Newark International Short Film Festival, New Jersey, USA 06.-09.09.2018
Jordanian International Short Film Festival, Amman, JORDAN 02.09.2018
FARCUME, International Short Film Festival, Faro, PORTUGAL 20.-25.08.2018
DULCÍSIMO OVARIO FESTIVAL DE VÍDEO Y CINE FEMENINO – CIRCUIT V, Pachuca, MEXICO 08.06.2018
PlayButton International Short Film Festival, Chennai, INDIA 17+18.05.2018
Phoenix International Film Festival Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 29.04.2018
Darbhanga International Film Festival, Bihar, INDIA 20.04.2018
Reeperbahnfestival Hamburg, GERMANY 20.-23.09.2017
Tanawo Festival Hamburg + Affenfaust Gallerie

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
DOP: Felix Lübbert