July 21, 2020

Berlinale and IFFR premieres for two Heretic projects!

Heretic is delighted to announce that our most recent productions, “Pari” and “Kala azar”, are heading to two of the most prestigious film festivals, Berlin IFF and Rotterdam IFF respectively.

The film “Pari” by the Greek-Iranian director Siamak Etemadi (Greece, France, The Netherlands, Bulgaria) has been selected for the Berlinale Panorama section (20 February – 1 March). Etemadi’s first feature film is a suspense atmospheric drama shot in the streets of Athens. Pari, an Iranian mother in her 40’s, lands in Athens to visit her son, but quickly discovers he is nowhere to be found. Pari’s search for her son will follow his rebellious footsteps taking her on a journey from the darkest corners of the city and the hidden depths of her soul, to her ultimate freedom.

Our co-production film ,”Kala azar” by Janis Rafa, is premiering in the Tiger competition of Rotterdam IFF (22 January – 2 February), the perfect fit for this up-and-coming visionary artist. At the margins of a city somewhere in the south of Europe, a young couple start their day with their job routine: collecting deceased pets from homes and taking them to a pet crematorium. Outside of their job’s constraints, they also collect and cremate roadkill found during their drives. In this desolate environment, the couples’ stoic perseverance creates a space through which their love grows until the moment they have a car accident and cause a roadkill themselves…

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