November 15th Sun, 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM | Konvikt – filmový sál
Born in Evin
(Germany 2019 | directed by Maryam Zaree)
An autobiographical testimony of the crimes of a theocratic regime, the unhealed wounds of the past, the Iranian diaspora as well as a journey towards a new life. The directorial début of the actress of the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, awarded the best German documentary film of last year.
Director Maryam Zaree finds touching stories of solidarity…from Iranian exiles…to see beyond herself…to all women survivors.
NORA LEE MANDEL, FF2, 1 June 2019
Zaree doesn’t arrive at clear-cut answers but instead comes to a realization that displaces her from the center of her story.
DEVIKA GIRISH, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 9 June 2020
screenplay and directed by Maryam Zaree
cinematography by Siri Klug