POLARIS

By Soudabeh MORADIAN

CINEMATIC ARTISTRY - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

A psychologically traumatized war photographer is locked in a desperate struggle to protect her secrets and escape her inevitable return to the Middle East.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA, IRAN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, PERSIAN
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Soudabeh MORADIAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Naghmeh SAMINI, Soudabeh MORADIAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Christina JO'LEIGH (Cinematic Artistry), Mahdi DAVARI
    • Synopsis
    • A desperate Persian couple, Baran (ALICJA BACHLEDA) and Poorya (BAHRAM RADAN), become stranded in a back alley of Los Angeles confronted by police barricades, unable to return home. The situation quickly spirals out of control when the lights, sirens and civil unrest trigger an episode for Baran, a psychologically traumatized war photographer, who collapses on the street. Poorya is forced to accept an offer of refuge in the home of a reclusive, enigmatic neighbor, Daniel (COBY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN) with questionable motives. Baran awakens to find all is not as it seems and finds herself suddenly locked in a struggle to protect her secrets and escape her inevitable return to the Middle East. As the night unfolds, underlying conflict and hidden secrets emerge until the situation ultimately reaches a point of no return. Polaris is a suspenseful relationship drama depicting the dramatic portrayal of the manifestation of post-war trauma amidst the desperate perseverance of hope and love.

      Polaris is a rare, American/Iranian collaboration with a Persian female writer/director, Soudabeh Moradian, and an American female producer, Christina Jo'Leigh.
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