Visions du Réel On Tour presents several special screenings throughout Switzerland between September 2014 and May 2015.
Exile Family Movie by Arash
Austria, Iran | 2006 | 90’
Official selection Visions du Réel 2006
Best documentary film award – DOK Leipzig 2006
Thursday 19 February 2015, 14:30
Cinedolcevita, Kino Capitol
Berntorstrasse 18, 4500 Solothurn
A family’s story, typically crazy and exceptional at the same time. A film about home and exile, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and all the other relatives, close and distant, in an extended Persian family. Some of them emigrated to Europe or America, though the majority has stayed in Iran. Regardless of all the danger involved, they secretly meet after 20 years at a place which won’t raise suspicion among the Iranian authorities: Mecca. They come from America, Sweden, Austria and Iran to laugh, argue, cook and celebrate. This is accompanied by an excessive amount of hugging and kissing, and also a clash between Muslim and Western cultures.