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FOR A MOMENT, FREEDOM

by Arash T. Riahi

synopsis

Ali and Merdad, two young Iranian men, try to bring their cousins, Asy (7) and Arman (5), from Iran to Turkey in order to join their parents in Austria. Waiting for the visa in Ankara, they share their life with other refugees: a couple and their son desperate to proove to the auhorities that they are victimes of a political persecution, a Persian teacher and a young Kurd who fight their miserable situation with a big sense of humour. A film based on true stories about a group of refugees trying desperately to reach the holy land of freedom.

international title: For a Moment, Freedom
original title: Ein Augenblick Freiheit
country: Austria, France, Turkey
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Arash T. Riahi
film run: 110'
release date: AT 09/01/2009, FR 28/01/2009, DE 13/08/2009
screenplay: Arash T. Riahi
cast: Navíd Akhavan, Pourya Mahyari, Payam Madjlessi, Behi Djanati Atai, Johannes Silberschneider, Michael Niavarani
cinematography by: Michael Riebl
film editing: Karina Ressler
art director: Christoph Kanter
costumes designer: Monika Buttinger
music: Karuan Marouf
producer: Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Ménégoz, Michael Katz
production: Wega Film, Les Films du Losange, Pi Film (TR)
backing: Vinna Film Fund
distributor: Filmladen, Les Films du Losange (FR), Film Kino Text (DE)
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