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    Finding Farideh

    Directed by Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
    Iran | 88 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

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    Finding Farideh

    Directed by Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
    Iran | 88 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

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    Finding Farideh

    Directed by Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
    Iran | 88 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

Forty years after being adopted by a Dutch family, Iranian-born Farideh is ready to travel back to her motherland for the first time — after years of fears and doubts — to (re)discover the Iranian side of her identity.

Schedule

January 9, 2020 12:45 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 10, 2020 3:45 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In this deeply moving documentary, Eline Farideh Koning gives filmmakers Kourosh Ataee and Azadeh Moussavi full access to the emotional journey she embarked upon in search of her identity. Currently residing in Amsterdam, Koning’s friends and adoptive family have always had concerns for her safety whenever she would express the desire to visit her birth country of Iran. Now 40, Koning feels ready to travel back to her place of origin, allowing the camera to tag along for the voyage, from the preparation to her time spent there. Koning doesn’t shy away from revealing her feelings in front of the camera, making her anticipation and emotions palpable. Through Koning’s curious eyes, a different side of Iran appears on screen. After co-directing a documentary about the impact of Iran winning the Foreign Language Oscar® in 2012, directing duo Ataee and Moussavi comes full circle with Finding Farideh, Iran's entry for this year’s Oscars®' Best International Feature Film, the first non-fiction submission for the country.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize

film details

Director: Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
Producers: Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
Cinematographers: Mohamad Hadadi
Editor: Hamid Najafirad
Music: Asfshin Azizi
Country: Iran
Language: in Dutch, English and Persian with English subtitles
Year: 2018
Running Time: 88 minutes
Awards: Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Film Awards
Primary Company: Eli Image

guests in attendance

Subject Eline Farideh Koning is expected to be in attendance on Januray 9 and 10.

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