NO HARD FEELINGS
by Faraz Shariat
Germany 2020, 92'
A story about re-discovering one’s past and building a future together
Parvis, the son of exiled Iranians, copes with life in his small hometown by indulging himself with pop culture, Grindr dates, and raves. After being caught shoplifting, he is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran. As a romantic attraction between Parvis and Amon grows, the fragile relationship between the three is put to a test. They find and lose each other throughout a summer of fleeting youth, an intense first love, an attempt at a joint future, as well as the stark realisation that, in Germany, they are not equal.
Cast & Crew
With: Benjamin Radjaipour, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali
Production: Jünglinge Film in co-production with Jost Hering Filme, Iconoclast Germany, La Mosca Bianca Films
World Premiere: Berlin IFF 2020 - Panorama
FICCI Cartagena 2020
Roze Filmdagen 2020
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2020
Guadalajara IFF 2020
Lucca FF and Europa Cinema 2020
Teddy Award for Best Queer Feature Film; Teddy Readers Award - Berlin IFF 2020
2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner - Berlin IFF 2020
Growing up in Cologne the son of exiled Iranis, Faraz studied media art to explore his experiences as a gay, second generation migrant: detached from the family migration history his parents have formatted on VHS tapes and lacking words to talk to them about identity. In his work, Faraz reinhabits this history and builds a visual archive of migration in Germany.