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Parting

  • Directed by Navid Mahmoudi
  • Iran/Afghanistan/Argentina, 2016, 78 mins., Persian/Dari

Navid Mahmoudi’s debut feature is a migration story that has not only war, but love at its core. Fereshteh and Nabi are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Tehran. Nabi decides to illegally cross the border, find her, and take her through Turkey towards Europe and a better life. They meet with the human traffickers who arrange their illegal passage to Europe and embark on a bitter trail in search of a better life. Mahmoudi’s timely story summons clarity of feeling about a puzzling and painful world. In Persian and Dari with English subtitles.

Reviews: Hollywood Reporter

First feature