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Deutschland, Iran, USA 2021 – Director: Sarvnaz Alambeigi – Original with English subtitles

In Iran, dancing is forbidden – but some young people in Tehran are trying to teach themselves how to do it behind closed doors. They know hardly anything about the history of Iranian dance before the Revolution. Sarvnaz Alambeigi has discovered some rare film footage of the National Ballet from back then. How can someone bring together the old and the new generations of dance? Anna Magdalena Hofer

We present the world premiere of the film.


Writer: Sarvnaz Alambeigi. Camera: Mehdi Azadi. Sound: Ensieh Maleki. Editing: Hamid Najafirad. Music: Masoud Sekhavatdoust. Production: Filmpunkt GmbH, Rabison Art Production, Louise Rosen Ltd, SWR/ARTE. Producer: Sarvnaz Alambeigi, Stefan Tolz, Thomas Riedelsheimer, Louise Rosen. Length: 80 min. International Sales: Louise Rosen Ltd.

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