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.
recensie: Dry Branches of Iran (Knack Focus)
'Mijn dansfilm ging gecodeerd Iran uit' (De Volkskrant)
recensie: Dry Branches of Iran (Cutting Edge)
The Dry Branches of Iran (De Avonden)
Open Doek Recensie: Dry Branches of Iran (Filmmagie)
Een film over de eerste Twitterrevolutie (Radio 1)
nominee Best Documentary: Ensor Awards of Flemish Cinema, Belgium
release date: 27 April 2012
runtime: 60 minutes
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