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Director: Ali Ahmadzade
Runtime: 98 min
Country: Iran, Germany
Language: Persian with English subtitles
GOLDEN LEOPARD (Best Film)
Locarno Film Festival 2023
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Tokyo FILMeX 2023
YOUTH JURY AWARD
Three Continents Festival 2023
We ride along a drug-fueled journey through Tehran’s rarely-seen underbelly with lonely dealer Amir, as he cruises into the dark and tenuous night—a sultry-voiced GPS as his sole companion.
Shot without permission from the Iranian authorities, the clandestine nature of its production informs the audio-visual language of Critical Zone. Dimly-lit indoors, guerilla-style camerawork and a minimalistic soundscape, capture the subjective experience of the intensity and danger of life in a repressive theocracy. The film itself is moulded into an object of resistance.
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