Ein Augenblick Freiheit

For a Moment, Freedom

Arash T. Riahi
Why are two 20-year-olds willing to abandon their normal lives in order to smuggle a couple of small children from Iran to Austria, so they can be reunited with their parents? Can anything other than religious fanaticism impel a man to burn himself to death in public? Love, perhaps! A film about mankind's universal need to have dreams ? and the courage to pursue these dreams, even though many of them dissolve into thin air.
Technical Data
Running time: 110
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby SR
Language spoken: Farsi/Turkish/English
Subtitles: german
Production year: 2008
Director(s): Arash T. Riahi
Writer(s): Arash T. Riahi
Cinematography: Michi Riebl
Editing: Karina Ressler
Key cast: Navid Akhavan, Mahyar Safaee, Fares Fares, Paymann Madjlessi, Behi Djanati Atai, Johannes Silberschneider
Producers: Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz
Awards (selection):

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature Film (Montreal/World Film Festival), Goldenes Auge für den Besten Debütspielfilm (Zürich), Feature Film Grand Prize (Manaus)

Production company
WEGA Filmproduktion
Hägelingasse 13
1140 Vienna
tel:+43 1 982 57 42
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