Before Summer Ends
Before Summer Ends • 1h 20m
Dir. Maryam Goormaghtigh - 2017 - France/Switzerland - Language: French, Persian - Subtitles available in: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese.
After five years of studying in Paris, Arash has struggled to adapt to life in France and has decided to return to Iran. In the hope of changing his mind, his two friends take him on one last trip across France.
"I started this film almost four years ago, when I first met Arash, Ashkan and Hossein. I was at a point in my life where I felt the desire and need to reconnect with my origins. My mother is Iranian and I was taking Persian classes at the Institute for Oriental Languages - a language that was never passed on to me and I wanted to learn it. That was when I met them. One snowy winter’s evening, I went into a café and I saw these three incredible guys chatting in Persian. We started talking; we got on well. When we met up again, I took my camera along and they quickly got used to it." Maryam Goormaghtigh
"Maryam Goormaghtigh reinvigorates the summertime road-trip genre with this lyrical, keenly observed, acutely political comedy." New Yorker http://ow.ly/z2WV50Bsjhl