Finding Farideh will screen at Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020
at 9th and 10th of January 2020;
In this deeply moving documentary, Eline Farideh Koning gives filmmakers Kourosh Ataee and Azadeh Moussavi full access to the emotional journey she embarked upon in search of her identity. Currently residing in Amsterdam, Koning’s friends and adoptive family have always had concerns for her safety whenever she would express the desire to visit her birth country of Iran. Now 40, Koning feels ready to travel back to her place of origin, allowing the camera to tag along for the voyage, from the preparation to her time spent there. Koning doesn’t shy away from revealing her feelings in front of the camera, making her anticipation and emotions palpable. Through Koning’s curious eyes, a different side of Iran appears on screen. After co-directing a documentary about the impact of Iran winning the Foreign Language Oscar® in 2012, directing duo Ataee and Moussavi comes full circle with Finding Farideh, Iran’s entry for this year’s Oscars®’ Best International Feature Film, the first non-fiction submission for the country.
In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize
Please see this link: https://www.psfilmfest.org/film-festival-2020/film-finder/finding-farideh
I will attend the Palm Springs festival and do a Q & A after the screenings. Looking forward to this prestigious film festival in the US!
Hope to see you there!