HIDDEN

A film by Jafar Panahi

Cast : Shabnam Yousefi, Solmaz Panahi, Jafar Panahi

2020 / France, Iran / 18'’ / Color / status : completed / Farsi / General Audience / short film / All Rights / International catalogue

Jafar Panahi’s new short film follows the filmmaker, his daughter, and her theater-producer friend to a remote Kurdish village to visit a woman, a preternaturally gifted singer, whose traditional family refuses to allow her to perform publicly.
What they find there is both beautifully surprising and richly allegorical: a secret to be kept hidden that is nevertheless yearning to break free.

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