PUYA – In the Circle of Time (Puya – Im Kreis der Zeit)
dir. Shahbaz Noshir, Germany 2017, 87’, narrative feature, competition
Puya, a German-Iranian who has lived in Germany for nearly thirty years, is trying with difficulty to make it as a filmmaker - so far to no avail. The way to a feature length film is far. So he makes his way as a wedding videographer and occasional actor. One day he encounters Nimrod, a protagonist of the script on which he is working feverishly. The figure, a German Jewish doctor fleeing from the Nazi regime, now finds a home in Puya. First, Nimrod urges Puya to terminate the script and thus his suffering. But when Nimrod comes into contact with the current refugee crisis in Europe, he starts to become more and more interested in the presence. Q&A with a filmmaker.Festivals, Awards: London IFF 2018
Language: German. Subtitles: English, Polish.