Iran 2019 – Director: Behzad Nalbandi – Original language: Farsi – Subtitles: English

This film can be seen in our online film library DOK.fest @home Selection since July 2023:

On our online platform for the artistic feature-length documentary film you will find a new film released every month. You can view the other selections here in the overview. Since 1 July THE UNSEEN is available for you for a fee of 5.00 euros.


Homeless women in Iran are locked away, banished to the outskirts of the city, made invisible. Behzad Nalbandi secretly conducted interviews in the camps and creates a world of his own: cardboard animations make those affected visible again.

We present the German premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2020 @home.


Writer: Behzad Nalbandi. Camera: Behzad Nalbandi. Sound: Ensieh Maleki. Editing: Behzad Nalbandi. Music: Ata Ebtekar. Production: Behzad Nalbandi. Producer: Behzad Nalbandi. Length: 61 min. International Sales: Iranian Independents


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Behzad Nalbandi is a graphic artist and documentary filmmaker. He completed his directing studies at the Tehran Film School. So far he has worked mainly for Iranian television. He worked on THE UNSEEN for five years and received his first APSA nomination for best animated feature film.


IRAN SHAHR, IR 2013, 10-part series
PREUVE, IR 2016, 75 min.


Nominated for Main Competition

The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The prize sponsor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.


#Middle East #The Human Stain Main Competition 2020

This film can be seen in our online film library DOK.fest @home Selection since July 2023: