Absent Wound

  • 10'
  • Iran
  • 2017

Making a stage from two public spaces in Iran which women are prohibited from entering, Maryam Tafakory’s depiction of men and women coming of age draws parallels while commenting on this separation of the genders. The authority of tradition is metaphorically undermined by obstructed onscreen text, while a woman’s low hums and whispers remind us of the presence of the body in the enactment of rituals. 

Also see I Have Sinned a Rapturous Sin

Director
Maryam Tafakory
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
Iran, United Kingdom
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
10'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Persian, English
Producer
Maryam Tafakory
Sales
Maryam Tafakory
Cinematography
Maryam Tafakory
Editor
Maryam Tafakory
Sound Design
Maryam Tafakory