IFFA: Beyond the Wall
Ali, a blind man, is attempting to commit suicide when he is interrupted by the concierge of his building. He is informed that the police is in search of a woman who has escaped and hidden somewhere in the building. Little by little, Ali finds out that the fugitive woman, Leila, is inside his apartment. After participating in a workers’ protest that led to chaos, she is distraught about her four-year-old son who was lost when she was taken in a police van. Gradually, Ali becomes emotionally attached to her. Wishing to flee reality, helping Leila becomes a refuge in his own world of imagination. Directed by Vahid Jalilvand.
Nominated for Best Film at Venice Film Festival 2022.
Persian language, English subtitles.
Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior