In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beergarden in Tehran (Iran, Germany)

In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beergarden in Tehran

Beh name shahrzad Ia Avalin baaghe abjo dar tehran

  • Narges Kalhor


Forget everything you think you know about storytelling! And get ready for a very surreal trip. Narges Kalhor plunges us in a funny and deconstructed joyful apocalypse of a web of stories while following four characters who moved to Germany in order to escape the dire and dangerous political situation of their countries. A Syrian gay teenager fears that his visa might be refused and that he might have to return home. An Iranian girl dreams of a Beergarden in the heart of Tehran. Another one struggles with her film project and her teacher that offers useless advice about the ways of making her work more understandable. And, while Scheherazade spins her stories night after night, the world turns gently upside down. A film that offers new meanings on getting lost in translation, while proposing also new perspectives on communication and multiculturalism. A hymn to the sheer force and freedom of creativity. A film that weaves together many layers of reality, juggling with fiction, mocking documentary and its rules. 

Giona A. Nazzaro

Length:  75'
Country:  Iran, Germany
Year:  2019
Language(s):  German, English
Premiere status at VdR:  World Premiere
VdR edition:  2019


Nicholas Coleman

Sales Contact

Tel. +4989 689578510


Language(s):  German, English
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Tuesday 9 April 2019
  • 21:00
Grande Salle

Followed by a discussion

  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
  • 15:45