HELMSMAN / STEUERMANN / GAMICHI

HELMSMAN / STEUERMANN / GAMICHI

IR 2016, D: Majid Esmaeili, 85 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, with German voice-over, released for 12+, recommended for 13+

Nearly one year ago, Hassan’s father left the family home by Urmia Lake in the Northwest of Iran without a word. When the lake dries up, the family loses its livelihood. On top of that, Hassan’s mother dies. Yet Hassan, the youngest son, firmly believes in the return of his father. With all his might he tries to prevent the intended sale of the family’s boat which has become stranded. With the help of his friend Naji he plans to restore the old boat and wait for his father. A strong and poetic appeal for friendship, but also a painfully relevant reminder of the dramatic consequences of climate change – with visually stunning images of sparse landscapes and a constant interplay of light and shadow, movement and stillness.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Winner of the “Award for Best Actor” and “Award for Best Director” at Triangle FF India 2017

WED, 4.10., 8.30 AM
CineStar Metropolis

Guest: Director Majid Esmaeili und Producer Javad Jafargholizad

THU, 5.10., 2 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Guest: Director Majid Esmaeili und Producer Javad Jafargholizad

By prior appointment: LUCAS Film Forum

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


Majid Esmaeili was born in Tehran in 1980. Having studied arts, he produced and directed many short films, documentaries, feature films and TV series. HELMSMAN (GAMICHI) is his second feature film as director.

Filmography
2015 GAMICHI / 2015 LITTLE BLACK FISH