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Project Description

Needle

Sydney Premiere | 2013

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (b1989, Tehran, Iran) is a filmmaker and writer. She got her BFA in cinema from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anahita has studied with Abbas Kiarostami and is influenced by his cinematic style. Being inspired by the rich culture of children’s cinema in Iran, she started to work on a trilogy of short films with children as the main characters. When the Kid was a Kid (2011) and Needle (2013) are the first two finished pieces of series. Anahita is also the co-writer of the acclaimed feature film, Mourning (2011). Childhood and parenthood, family theater, and exploring notions of growth and gender identity are the main themes of her work.

Synopsis

Young Lilly is going to get her ears pierced. A quarrel between her parents overwhelms the situation and directs it differently…

Screening with From Tehran to London.

Festivals

  • Cannes Film Festival 2013
  • Cinefondation 1st Prize, 2013.

Production Team

Director
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Country
United States of America
Runtime 
21 min
Language
English
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2013
Screenwriter 
Producer
Zoe Sua Cho
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast

Moe Beitiks, Noah Lepawsky, Florence Winners

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