Dry Branches of Iran follows a young dancer who one day wakes up in an Iranian prison cell without any recollection of how he ended up there. Slowly he starts remembering what happened to him and in doing so, we get a glimpse of the current explosive political situation in Iran and the entire Middle East.

Dry Branches of Iran is a film about injustice, remembrance and political consciousness. Did his family forget about him? Do they know he is still alive? Was the Twitter revolution pointless?

Did the international community forget about the protesters?

As a tribute to all the images on YouTube and Facebook the film was entirely shot unofficially and clandestine on smartphones. The scenes are acted out by a group of Iranian actors who wish to remain anonymous and therefore their faces are out of frame.



nominee Best Documentary: Ensor Awards of Flemish Cinema, Belgium


release date: 27 April 2012

country: Belgium

language: Persian

runtime: 60 minutes

color: color

release format: DigiBeta

production companies: Lambo Films

distributor: Lambo Films

support: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)



director: Daniel Lambo

writer: Daniel Lambo

producer: Daniel Lambo

director of photography: Daniel Lambo

film editor: Daniel Lambo

sound mixer & editor: Daniel Lambo



Dry Branches Company