The Day I Disappeared

  • 61'
  • Netherlands
  • 2011
The Day I Disappeared is a film essay based on the personal story of the filmmaker, who fled from Iran and travelled through what was a completely new and unknown world for her: Europe.
It is also an effort to shed light on an internal process of alienation, an individualisation of the term 'refugee' or 'asylum-seeker'. The unconventional narrative uses the patterns of Persian poetry, with visual metaphors and rhymes and rhythms between the scenes. A lot of the material is found 16mm and 8mm footage that mirrors the director's memories of her own trip through Europe more than twenty years ago. The images of the main character’s dance also reflect on the alienation of the individual. The combination of all these creative approaches evokes a special world between reality and fairytale.
Director
Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi
Premiere
World première
Countries of production
Netherlands, Iran
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
61'
Medium
HDcam
Original title
Roozi ke man napadid shodam
Languages
Persian, Dutch
Producer
Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi
Production Company
A Bandeh
Sales
A Bandeh
Screenplay
A Bandeh Ghiasabadi
Cinematography
Saieed Pooresmaili
Editor
Albert Eling
Sound Design
Huibert Boon
Cast
Helia Bandeh, Fatemeh Raisi
Website
http://atousabandeh.com