Witness

August 3, 2021

Synopsis

A mother helps an elderly woman in a shopping mall in Tehran. A tragedy occurs, brutally confronting her with the impact of her actions.

About the author

Ali Asgari

Born in Tehran, Iran, writer, director and producer, Ali Asgari is a prominent Iranian cinema figure with many International awards to his name. Two of his shorts (More Than Two Hours 2013 and The Silence 2016) were nominated for Palme d’Or at Festival de Cannes and The Baby was in short film competition of Venice Film Festival 2014. His films are concerned with precarious lives who live at society’s margin in his native country Iran. His debut film Disappearance was developed at the Cinafondation residency of Festival De Cannes and had its world and North American premiere at Venice International Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival 2017. Until Tomorrow his second feature film was premiered in Berlinale 2022. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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