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Director: Mazdak Mirabedini
Year: 2017
Duration: 81′
Language: VOSE
Genre : Drama

The main character of the film, Mohammad Ali Vandi, is a filmmaker, actor and theatre director. Having lost all hope to finally migrate to the US, he returns to his home country with his wife. Upon arriving in Tehran, he is forced to find a suitable house to rebuild his life once more. At the same time, they find out that they are expecting their first child. In fact, “Footwork” tells the story of many middle-class families who see their dreams fail due to the problems generated by any move to another country. His wife, Mitra Sadri, is a painter and shares with him the concern to become parents in a congested city like Tehran. At last, it is the living portrait of a generation that shares the benefits of progress and the desolation that derives from its contradictions.

Presentation and colloquium by Menene Gras Balaguer, director of the AFFBCN and director of Culture and Exhibitions of Casa Asia.

Mazdak Mirabedini was born in 1976 and majored in film by the University of California. During this period, in the USA, he made eight short films in Los Angeles. In 2010 he started his film and theater educational work with children, while taking his firsts steps into documentary work. He has participated as an actor in several films such as Farewell Bagdad and Everything for Sale, and he also regularly performs as an actor in his own films. Footwork is his first feature film, which he has written and directed himself.


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