EUROPE: actor (f), 28-33, Persian spkrs, short film in Lodz, Poland [P]
Lodz Film School graduation film shot in Lodz, Poland
synopsis: Farid, a final year sculpting student at Lodz Art School, is struggling with his diploma project “Pig in the cage” for the past three years in the name of perfection. His existential crisis in art mirrors his emotional dilemma about self-worth in his relationship with Poles and Iranians. The sexual, emotional, and existential metamorphosis of Farid reflects in his sculpture journey. Anahita, an artsy soul who is an industrial photographer, visits Farid in Łódź with her wealthy husband for a weekend during their Europe trip from Iran. Caged in orthodox patriarchal values, Anahita is seeking fulfilment in her second marriage. Farid and Anahita’s maiden interaction breaks the spell of need-for-external validation and sets them free.