Pari at Berlinale
Dutch outfit Topkapi was introduced to Siamak Etemadi’s Pari by its Greek producer, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, who together with Giorgos Karnavas runs leading Greek production and sales outfit Heretic (behind such films as Wasted Youth and The Harvesters). The film is supported by the Film Fund and Production Incentive.
“I was intrigued by the fact that the origin of the story is Iranian,” Topkapi’s Frans van Gestel remembers of what drew him to the subject. In the film, an Iranian student in Greece goes missing. The student’s parents, devout
Muslims, search for their son but they are adrift in a western culture entirely alien to them."
Text by Geoffrey Macnab
Still/trailer: Pari, Siamak Etemadi