Film Archive

International Programme
Advantage Mohammad Kart

A man yet or still a boy? This is the pivotal decision in a home for addicts in Tehran, where you have to face up to your dependencies if you want to get off the streets for good.

Advantage

Documentary Film
Iran
2016
68 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Mohammad Kart, Aban Askari
Mohammad Kart
Saba Neda’ee
Javad Razzaqizadeh
Esma’il Alizadeh
Mohammad Kart
Mehdi Kart
There is a place in Tehran where you learn whether you’re a man or still a boy. At least that’s how a member of the staff at a home where several dozens of men have found shelter to escape life on the street describes it. They all share a problem with addiction, injected heroin and cocaine, lived on garbage and left their families. In the home they want to get back on their feet, detoxify and learn to lead abstinent lives. Mohammad Kart is there when Hossein is admitted, a young man who has been mainlining for two years and promises to obey the rules. “I’ll remind you in 3 days.” Cold turkey comes next. Hossein and several others squirm in a room, sweat, have spasms. At last he is welcomed in a festive ceremony. He is even asked to play in the home’s football team, who are preparing for a prominent opponent.

Kart combines light episodes of community and hope with individual trips to nocturnal shelters on the outskirts of the Iranian capital. Images of misery alternate with images of sunrays shining into the dormitory in the morning, while bracing music is to lend support at the start of a new day.

Carolin Weidner

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Maned & Macho

Animated Film
Iran
2017
11 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Amir Pourkhalaji
Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Mohammad Nasseri, Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Changiz Sayad
An adolescent girl rejects the social role it’s meant to play and hides all her feelings and thoughts in a secret world filled with animal creatures. Over time it grows into a large outdoor enclosure for all kinds of quiet fantasies, dreams and fears which soon become untameable. Shiva Sadegh Asadi uses fascinating, flowing paintings to talk quietly about an “I” that grows louder and louder.

André Eckardt


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Post-Angst
Tunnel Maryam Kashkoolinia

Transporting a sheep, a man finds himself on a dangerous, sand animated course through an underground that has political backgrounds.

Tunnel

Animated Film
Iran
2012
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Mohammad Habibi
Maryam Kashkoolinia
Maryam Kashkoolinia
Maryam Kashkoolinia
Maryam Kashkoolinia
Maryam Kashkoolinia
Hosein Mafi
Transporting a sheep, a man finds himself on a dangerous, sand animated course through an underground that has political backgrounds.

Franziska Bruckner

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.