• Siamak Etemadi
  • Greece, France, The Netherlands, Bulgaria
  • 2020
  • 101'

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Pari and her aging husband leave Iran for the first time in order to visit their son Babak, who is studying in Greece. But when they arrive in Athens, Babak is nowhere to be found. Strangers in an unknown country, the two search for their son, but every clue leads to a dead end. Soon their only option is to return to Iran. But Pari doesn’t give up and continues searching for her son in the darkest corners of Athens. By navigating an alien, intimidating environment, she is also forced to look into herself. There, she will find deeply buried truths and become a new person. The film premiered at this year’s Berlinale.

Subtitles: HR/EN

Siamak Etemadi

Born in Tehran, Iran, he moved to Athens in 1995 where he lives to this day as a dual Iranian-Greek national. After studying film in Athens, he first worked as an assistant director on numerous films, TV and documentary series, while also making occasional appearances as an actor in both film and theatre. His short film Cavo D’Oro (2012) premiered in Locarno. Pari is his debut feature film.


Siamak Etemadi
Siamak Etemadi
Melika Foroutan, Shahbaz Noshir, Sofia Kokkali, Argyris Pandazaras, Lena Kitsopoulou, Dimitris Xanthopoulos
Claudio Bolivar
Panos Voutsaras
Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Giorgos Karnavas, Gabrielle Dumon, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Boris Chouchkov, Victor Couchkov Jr. (Chouchkov Brothers), Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Dimitris Kontovrakis
Heretic, Le Bureau, TopKapi Films, The Chouchkov Brothers, Bord Cadre Films, Biokon
Festivals & Awards
Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2020; São Paulo Int'l Film Festival 2020; Thessaloniki Film Festival 2020

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