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.



Teddy Award for Best Queer Feature Film; Teddy Readers Award - Berlin IFF 2020
2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner - Berlin IFF 2020
Special Jury Diploma - Molodist Kyiv IFF 2020
Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay - Outfest 2020
Best First Feature - Inside Out LGBT 2020
Main Jury Award for Best Feature Film - Mezipatra Queer FF 2020
Special Jury Prize - Premio Maguey - Guadalajara IFF 2020
Cinematography Award - Image et Nation Montreal GLFF 2020
Honorable Mention - Youth Jury Award - Gorinchem IFF 2021
Cinema Award - CIVIS Medienpreis 2021


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
Galway Film Fleadh 2020
New Zealand IFF 2020
Melbourne IFF 2020
PriFest / Prishtina IFF 2020
Roze Filmdagen 2020
Kiev IFF Molodist 2020
International Human Rights FF 2020
Quebec City FF 2020
Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ FF 2020
Helsinki IFF love & anarchy 2020
Queer Lisboa IQFF 2020
Reeling: Chicago LGBT IFF 2020
Lucca FF and Europa Cinema 2020
Festheart LGBT FF 2020
Bergen IFF 2020
Everybody's Perfect FF 2020
Slovak Queer FF 2020
Pink Apple FF 2020
Ciclo Rosa 2020
NewFest New York GLFF 2020
São Paulo IFF 2020
Lovers FF 2020
Mix Copenhagen 2020
Image et Nation Montreal GLFF 2020
Mezipatra Queer FF 2020
Beijing Queer FF 2020
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2020
Seoul Int'l PRIDE Film Festival 2020
Stockholm IFF 2020
TLVFest - Tel Aviv GLFF 2020
Pink Screens Brussels 2020
Side by Side LGBT IFF 2020
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF 2020
Dialogues: The Annual International Calcutta LGBTQ+ Film and Video Festival 2020
Cineteca Nuevo León: International Queer Showcase - QMTY 2020
Festival REC - Tarragona IFF 2020
Queer & Migrant FF (NL) 2020
Bari International Gender FF 2020
Human Rights FF, Zagreb 2020
Merlinka Festival 2020
KINO – Mostra de Cinema de Expressão Alemã 2021
Cineteca Nuevo León: International Queer Showcase - QMTY 2021
Mardi Gras FF Sydney 2021
Brisbane Queer IFF 2021
German Film Days (IS) 2021
Gorinchem IFF 2021
Festival House of Tolerance (SI) 2021
Movies that Matter Festival 2021
Mooov 2021
Orlando Festival 2021
FIRE!! Mostra Internacional de Cine Gai i Lesbià 2021
Niemeyer LGTB FF 2021
Istanbul Pride Week 2021
Amor IFF LGBT 2021
Faroe Islands International Minority FF 2021
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FF (online) 2021
Malmö 2021 World Pride Days
German Film Week (MX) 2021
Mix Mexico IFF 2021
Pink Life Queer FF 2021
Cinema Queer México (online) 2021
Zinentiendo 2021
Festival House of Tolerance 2021
La Casa Encendida 2021
LGTB CICLE of Cines Embajadores 2021
AKS International Minorities Festival 2021
Pinx Festival 2022
Norwegian Film Club Society 2024

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

Faraz Shariat

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.