Belgium 2020, 63 min, English, Farsi and French, Hebrew & English subtitles

The British immigration officers demand that he tell the truth, but Shahin, a 20-year-old Iranian asylum-seeker, knows that the truth is not a simple matter. It is confusing and does not always work in your favor.
Reconstructed in his own voice, the interrogation serves as the soundtrack for Shahin’s rocky emotional states after he fled Tehran, illegally entered Turkey, crossed the border into Greece, and managed to get on a plane to London.
Filled with powerful imagery, this impressionist depiction of Shahin’s journey sweeps the viewers into the depths of his experience. A slew of text messages, phone calls, and testimonies tells a story of setting out towards an uncertain future, dreaming of a new world, and finally awakening to reality.
With the support of the Embassy of Belgium

Previous Festivals: IFFR Rotterdam


  • The film will be available until September 30th

How it works

Please note that tickets are limited

Directors: Vivianne Perelmuter, Isabelle Ingold
Production: Julie Freres
Production Company: Dérives
Editing: Isabelle Ingold, Vivianne Perelmuter
Cinematography: Live Webcams
Sound Design: Benoît Biral, Nathalie Vidal, Clément Claude, Mikael Barre

Source: CBA

Supporters & Broadcasters: Embassy of Belgium


Isabelle Ingold is a freelance editor and director. She graduated from La Femis in the editing department. Since 2009, she teaches edting at the University of Corsica ( France)

Vivianne Perelmuter was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) but has lived in France since the age of eight. After studying philosophy, Vivianne entered the French film school (La Fémis-IDHEC).

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