Opening Film: No Hard Feelings
Tue Nov 10, 20:30
Film, Rio Cinema, £11.5 / £9.5 con
Parvis’ peroxide existence of raves, Grindr hook-ups and pop culture blackholes comes to a screeching halt when he gets caught shoplifting and sent to serve out community service in a local refugee centre. Befriending siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran, the trio spend a coloured hued summer discovering themselves and each other. As days roll into one another and Parvis falls deeper in love with Amon, he is forced to face the reality of his existence as a migrant in Germany.
We are delighted to be opening the tenth edition of our festival with the exquisite ‘No Hard Feelings’, a beautiful coming of age drama that transcends genre tropes to be both a tender love story and nuanced social commentary.
Laced with semi-autobiographical elements of his own experience, Faraz Shariat’s debut feature is emotional, political and sexy… everything you would expect from opening night film at Fringe!
dir. Faraz Shariat | Germany 2020 | 92' | German, Farsi with English subtitles
with Benjamin Radjaipour, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali
UK distribution: Compulsory
Supported by Goethe Institut