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Mehdi Fard Ghaderi – Immortality #TIFF2017

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An ambitious one-shot feature that aims to capture the details of life.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Mehdi Fard Ghaderi, director of Immortality, from the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival.

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Impressions of a life. The sequence movie Immortality, made in one lengthy shot, was presented in the No Limits section of the 2017 Transilvania International Film Festival. We spoke with the director of the film, Mehdi Fard Ghaderi. He talks about the challenge of filming Immortality in this way, already a problematic task made all the more difficult by its restricted space – a train. The decision of setting the movie on the train, as we discussed in this interview, also has its own meaning within the context of the story of the film: while the train travels in one direction on its tracks, the multiple plot and characters suggest variations, while other elements (such as the non-chronological order of its structure) openly play with the form.

IMMORTALITY. Immortality is Fard-Qaderi’s first feature film that depicts events happening on a train during a rainy night. It tells the story of six different families on different wagons of the train, gradually unfolding their stories. “When I try to imagine you, I feel kind of immortality; when I call you, I feel kind of immortality; when I look at you, I feel kind of immortality; when I touch you, I feel kind of immortality; when I smell you, again I feel kind of immortality,” the film’s synopsis reads.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Mehdi Fard Ghaderi
  • Interviewee role
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  • Festival section
    No Limit
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