Directed by Milad Alami (Iran, 2018, 100 min.). Digital. Persian with English subtitles.
Esmail, an Iranian ex-pat living in Denmark, is not exactly what he seems. On the surface he is handsome, well-groomed, and nicely dressed; in reality, he lives in a run-down hostel for immigrants and is on a desperate mission to find a Danish bride before his visa runs out. When Esmail falls in love with the daughter of Iranian immigrants, his situation becomes even more complicated.
“Alami delivers a brave, solid, and chilling emotional drama that offers a different, unseen point of view on the battle against marginalization that immigrants must face in Western society today.”—Cineuropa
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