There Is Nothing New Under The Sun // Short Film // Iran // 12:13mins // Australian Premiere
Screening: Friday, 14 October 2016 // Time: 6:30pm //
A girl narrates her nightmares, and the boundaries of dream and reality start to fade and become indistinct. She says that she was raped in her dreams and by telling us her story she is going to do the same with our minds. She dreams that she is pregnant and is continuously giving birth to bloody, dead foetuses, which she eats immediately after the delivery. However, after the narration is finished, we see a male, not a female, protagonist going through all these events. When the protagonist is raped, the bulge of pregnancy appears on his head and not in his belly. He dreams of his mother, who had been murdered in Iraq, coming to his place with bags of shopping. Then, an oppressive soldier with a machine gun enters his dreams and he is omnipresent. After a few encounters with the soldier and due his temptations, the protagonist executes his mother in front of the camera.
Director… Faezeh sadat Alavi
Producer… Faezeh sadat Alavi
Distribution… Faezeh sadat Alavi
Script… Faezeh sadat Alavi
Director of Photography… Masoud Khodadad
Editor… Hamed Kolaje
Costume Designer… Faze sadat Alavi
Original Title: Hich Chiz Zire Aftab Tazeh Nist
Faezeh Alavi was born in Gahzvin, IRAN in 1986. She is a graduate of theatre, with a BA in Dramatic Arts and MA in Puppetry from Soore Art University and University of Tehran, respectively.
Media Kit: VFF2016-There Is Nothing New Under The Sun