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Arian Vazirdaftari – Bi Roya – Without Her #Venezia79

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Interview with Arian Vazirdaftari about the relationship between the past and memory, without them are we the same?

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PODCAST | Laura Della Corte interviews Arian Vazirdaftari, director of the film Bi Roya – Without Her.

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In the interview with Arian Vazirdaftari, director of Without Her – Bi Roya, in the section Orizzonti Extra, we talked about the importance of how the others have the power to define us, but at the same time the freedom of knowing ourselves.

Bi Roya – Without Her: Just two weeks before Roya is set to emigrate from Iran to Denmark at her husband’s insistence, she encounters a quiet young girl. The girl seems lost and doesn’t remember anything. Roya takes her in, unaware that the girl has abandoned her previous life and now come to replace Roya. A couple of days later, Roya finds out that she will be prohibited from leaving Iran unless she sells out a colleague. Soon after Roya refuses to betray her friend, the young girl steals Roya’s identity and takes over her life with the assistance of Roya’s husband, Babak. As Roya fights to recover her identity, she realizes, to her surprise, that no one remembers her anymore and that everybody takes the lost girl to be her.

  • Reporter
    Laura Della Corte
  • Guest
    Arian Vazirdaftari
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Bi Roya - Without Her.
  • Festival section
    Orizzonti Extra
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