Ziba - Iran/France - 82min./ Color
Through the character of Ziba, an upper-class housewife in today’s Tehran, we experience the asphyxiation lived on a daily basis by Iranians today. Unable to relate to her environment, Ziba leads an alienated life, caught in the repetitive motions of the everyday and unable to express to those around her what is wrong. One long summer day, Ziba finds herself in an unexpected situation in the company of people unknown to her, confronted with her own choices and indecisions. Not a character portrait per se, this film is a rather visceral metaphor of the general state of oppression and imposed silence in Iran today.
Produced by Pensée Sauvage Films and MSVP
with the support of the Cinéfondation Residency, Fonds Sud Cinéma and Fondation Groupama Gan
Music for trailer from "Folia" by Yannis Kyriakides and Andy Moor