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
|Director:||Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee|
|Producers:||Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee|
|Language:||in Dutch, English and Persian with English subtitles|
|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.