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Mast-del مست دل

short film | 17 min

World premiere

Cannes Directors' Fortnight [nominated for the Queer Palm and the Œil d’Or for documentary film]

61st New York Film Festival [NYFF]

48th Toronto Film Festival, TIFF Wavelengths [link]

RIDM, Montréal

MoMA, New York

DMZ Docs




Two women lie together in bed. As the wind bashes against the window, one recalls a past date to the cinema. The narrated scene cannot be conveyed through images. Layers of found and original footage are superimposed to fill in some of the cracks, the deletions, the limits of representation. A love song that would never pass through the censors, Mast-del is about forbidden bodies and desires inside and outside post-revolution Iranian cinema.


[2023] 42nd Vancouver Int’l FF [VIFF] 

[2023] International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam [IDFA]

[2023] Black Canvas FCC, New Horizon Competition
[2023] DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, DMZ Docs [Korean 

[2023] 50th Film Fest Ghent [Belgian premiere]

[2023] Camden International Film Festival [CIFF] 

[2023] 26th Media City Film Festival

[2023] 41st edition of the Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence (France)

[2023] 42nd Uppsala Short Film Festival [Swedish premiere]

[2023] 38th Mar del Plata International Film Festival [Argentinian premiere]

[2023] 21st Bogotá Short Film Festival [Colombian premiere]

[2023] 43rd Amiens International Film Festival


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