Absence, our Iranian – Czech – Slovak co-production had its world premier at the 45th Sao Paulo IFF!

Asian premier took place at the 52nd Goa IFF! Award for the 2nd best Asian film at the Bengaluru IFF!

Rouzbeh arrives in Prague, far from his troubled family life in Tehran, to research his father’s past. Visiting the flat where his father, a communist expatriate, lived 50 years ago, in the times of Czechoslovakia, he is stopped by a policewoman investigating a recent accident. The current resident of the flat, Vladimir, who turns out to be Rouzbeh’s half-brother, has fallen out the window. Discovering hidden corners of Vladimir’s life and getting closer to his soul, Rouzbeh learns a shocking truth about his father, totally contradicting the image of a hero he had about him. This puts him on the path which led to Vladimir’s fall from the window.

directed by: Ali Mosaffa, cast: Ali Mosaffa, Zuzana Stivínová, Klára Melíšková, Zuzana Kronerová, Magdalena Borová, Petra Nečasová, Antonie Formanová a Leyla Hatami

The development was supported by Czech Film Fund a Creative Europe Media. The producton was supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund and by Prague Film Fund.

Sales: Iranian Independents