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Project Description

Away

Short Film | Australian Premiere | 2013

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Director's Biography
Parisa Aminolahi (Tehran 1978) based in the Netherlands since 2008, is a freelance filmmaker, photographer and painter. She studied theatre stage design (BA) and animation (MA) at University of Art in Tehran and documentary filmmaking (MA) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work covers a spectrum of themes such as displacement, exile, homeland, family and childhood memories, utilising childhood and old family photographs, self-portraits and her own family members as her subjects. Her mediums range from photography, documentary filmmaking, animation, painting and mixed media.

Synopsis

A young couple moved from Iran to the Netherlands. The woman tries to explore the new environment and adapt herself to it. However, the contrast between where they came from and where they now live, their isolation and being away from family and friends, made the woman dispirited and homesick. The memories and nostalgia for her country encourage the woman to abandon reality and instead to sleep and live in her dreams but a peculiar phenomenon threatens her life…

Festivals & Awards

  • 2014 – Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • 2014 – Nominated for the best Dutch shorts 2014 by Eye International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2012 – Awarded funding by the Netherlands Film Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Production Team

Director
Parisa Aminolahi
Country
The Netherlands
Runtime 
15 min
Language
No Dialogue
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2013
Screenwriter 
Parisa Aminolahi based on a story by Mahsa Aminolahi
Producer
Floor Onrust, Family Affair Films, Noortje Wilschut
Cinematographer 
Mostafa Ghaheri, Parisa Aminolahi
Editor
Nir Nadler
Cast
Parisa Aminolahi, Reza Khastoo

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