DANCE IRANIAN STYLE - SCREENER

DANCE IRANIAN STYLE

By Farshad ARIA

1001 PRODUCTION HOUSE - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

A documentary film crew follows a young Iranian girl, Roya, after her request for asylum was denied and is forced to enter an illegal life on streets of Amsterdam. The film crew follows her from distance trying not to intervene, no matter what occurs to her.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, IRAN
    • Languages
    • FARSI, ENGLISH, DUTCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Farshad ARIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Nafiss NIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Nafiss NIA (1001 Production House)
    • Synopsis
    • The film opens with a short interview scene, hearing refugees from different countries who have been denied permission to stay in the Netherlands. Roya, the main character, is amongst them and is the only one who still has to wait for the decision of the immigration service. Roya allows the documentary film crew to follow her if her asylum request is denied and she is forced to live illegally in the country. What follows is a mix of fictional and non-fictional narratives.
      Shot with two cameras (a Red Monochrome and a Red-1), Dance Iranian Style is depicted through an improvisational work style in which fiction and non-fiction elements are interwoven throughout without a conventional script, creating a film-within-a-film. Per scene the film crew got instructions separately and knew briefly the options they would possibly expect in that scene.
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