DISAPPEARANCE “Napadid Shodan”
Narrative Feature | 88 minutes

HIFF 2017

 Narrative Competition

Directed by
Ali Asgari

Produced by
Pouria Heidary Oureh, Ali Sadraei

Written by
Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari

Sadaf Asgari, Amir Reza Ranjbaran, Nafiseh Zare, Sahar Sotoodeh, Mohammad Heidari

2017 | Persian | Iran/Qatar

Rising Iranian filmmaker Ali Asgari, whose short film THE SILENCE took home the Best Narrative Short Competition prize at HIFF 2016, returns to the festival with his mesmerizing feature debut. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Iranian society, where conservative traditions often conflict with modern desires, DISAPPEARANCE is the tale of one couple’s race against time to solve an unsolvable problem over the course of one endlessly long night. Featuring outstanding performances from newcomers Sadaf Asgari and Reza Ranjbaran, and an impressively assured stylistic touch, DISAPPEARANCE establishes Asgari as one of the bold new voices in world cinema.