Scene from the film Missing
Scene from the film Missing
Scene from the film Missing
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Once we begin to consider certain people, items, or memories as our own, we lay ourselves open to the threat that we’ll lose them. Once the loss actually occurs, our mental image of the lost thing doesn’t disappear – on the contrary – it intensifies. This documentary, inspired by the stories of missing people in Iranian newspapers, searches for people who have disappeared for various reasons, but their tracks still resonate. A wide spectrum of archival materials offers a variety of answers to the question of how the absent can remain present, while live images of grieving loved ones then act as an appeal to all those who would brush off this painful ambivalence.

„It could be so simple at times. We just leave home and forget to return. Or don’t want to return. Or cannot return...” F. Sharifi ( MFDF Ji.hlava)


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Farahnaz Sharifi
  • DOP
    Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
  • Editing
    Farahnaz Sharifi
  • Music
    Farshad Fozouni
  • Sound
    Mehrshad Malakouti
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech republic, 2017
    • Iranian Film Festival Prague, Czech republic, 2018
    • Fajr Film Festival Teheran, Iran is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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