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While he works at an airport toll booth, a bored Iranian man is trying to learn English as he dreams of taking off to the promised land abroad. One day his dull, routine existence is interrupted when a strange, quizzical woman appears who quickly becomes a fixture in this grass-is-not-always-greener tale. There is a laconic pace to this low-key black comedy, which is beautifully shot and framed, replete with subtle touches of magic realism and capped by delightful performances. The film offers an interesting twist on the meaning of utopia, a place where dreams are prisons of the mind and male birds can lay eggs…

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Canadian premiere
Country of Origin: France/Iran
Year: 2017
Running Time: 18 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In Persian with English subtitles
Related Links: Trailer | Official Website
Cast: Babak Jamshidi, Niloufar Nedaee, Amin Najafi, Stewart Denison
Producer: Mohammad Najarian Darian, Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty
Screenwriter: Sahand Kabiri, Mohammad Najarian Darian
Cinematographer: Sina Kermani zadeh
Editor: Maryam Matin
Production Design: Ali Ghadirain
Production Company: Les Valseurs
Print Source: Les Valseurs

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