Napadid Shodan

On a cold winter’s night in modern Tehran, two young lovers get into
a serious problem and they have just a few hours to fix it. They run around
from one hospital to the next in search for help, but none of the doctors
will admit the young woman and provide her with the medical attention she
so desperately needs. While the couple is trying hard to find a solution to
the problem, they must simultaneously hide their love from their parents.
As a result, their relationship is facing a crisis and threatens to suffer dire
consequences of their youthful naivety.
Caught between conservative traditions and modern desires, the couple
must face their uncertain future. The longest night of their lives will put
their relationship to the test and see them forever changed by the sobering
light of sunrise.
Disappearance explores the issues of young love and loss of innocence
within the confines of Iranian society.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
  • Country:
    Iran, Qatar
  • Director:
    Ali Asgari
  • Screenplay:
    Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Ashkan Ashkani
  • Music:
    Yishai Adar
  • Editor:
    Ehsan Vaseghi
  • Cast:
    Sadaf Asgari, Amir Reza Ranjbaran, Nafiseh Zare, Sahar Sotoodeh, Mohammad Heidari
  • Production:
    Three Gardens Film
  • Sales:
    New Europe Film Sales
  • Festivals:
    Venice 2017, Toronto 2017


12.11.2017 18:00 Kino Lumière (K1) (Q&A with Ali Asgari)

About the Director:

Ali Asgari

(1982, Tehran, Iran) studied filmmaking in Italy. Two of his short films, More Than Two Hours (Bishatar az do Saat, 2013) and The Silence (Il Silenzio, 2016, co-directed by Farnoosh Samadi), were in competition at the Cannes IFF. His short film, The Baby (2014), premiered in competition of the Venice IFF. His short films have been screened at more than 600 film festivals around the world and won more than 150 international awards. Disappearance is his first feature film.