IFFA: The Locust
ENCORE SCREENING: Friday December 1, 6.45pm.
Hanieh is a broke forty year old woman on the verge of being thrown out from her apartment by her landlord. She has tried to make a film based on her own semi-autobiographical script for years, but after accepting that she has no luck to fulfill her dream, she has no other choice than selling the script to one of her best friends who is capable of directing the film. Due to her love for the script and its details, Hanieh is not able to tolerate any indifferent and ignorant reactions during the preproduction stages, but she decides not to get involved in any conflict with the director, the cast and the crew. However, during the reading rehearsal, when others begin to judge her character as described in the script and name her a bastard and a loser, Hanieh loses her temper and gets anxious. At her friend’s office, the investor calls off the project and Hanieh’s mother appears to force her to sell her diseased father’s house, the situation gets more and more complicated. Directed by Faeze Azizkhani.
Screened at South by Southwest – SXSW (USA – March 2022).
Short Film FERESHTEH (15m) will screen before feature.
Persian language, English subtitles.
Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior