Germany, Iran, United States 2021 – Director: Sarvnaz Alambeigi – Original language: English, Farsi – Subtitles: English, German

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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Sarvnaz Alambeigi

Sarvnaz Alambeigi, born in Iran, graduated from Azadegan Graphic Art School in Tehran. Since 2000, she has been working as an independent documentary filmmaker and visual artist. Her films are shown in many different film festivals and museums around the world. . 


CYPHER AND LION, IR 2017, 28 min.
TOMORROWLAND, IR 2017, 70 min.
THE SECOND ROOM, IR 2014, 13 min.

Winner VFF Documentary Film Production Award 2022: Sarvnaz Alambeigi, Stefan Tolz, Thomas Riedelsheimer and Louise Rosen


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