Dance Iranian Style

Farshad Aria Feature film - 2015 - 82 min.

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After her request for asylum has been rejected, Roya, a young refugee from Iran, gives a camera crew permission to film her. She chooses to live as an illegal alien in the streets of Amsterdam. The film crew tries to follow her without intervening, but this gets harder when Roya ends up in threatening situations. For this feature debut, based on true facts, Farshad Aria picked an unusual form: A film-in-a-film, shot in an improvised documentary style, mixing real events with fiction.

Credits

Director(s) Farshad Aria
Script Nafiss Nia
Producer(s) Nafiss Nia
Production Company
Stichting Granate
1001 Production House
Executive Producer
Nafiss Nia
Research
Nafiss Nia
Director of Photography
Stafano Bertacchini
Editing
Farshad Aria
Mohammad Shirvani
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Music
Cast
Distribution
Website
Production Country
Netherlands, Iran