Atomic Heart (2014)
FEATURE FILM | IRAN | 1h 36min
On the way home from a well-oiled party, Arineh and Nobahar stupidly crash their car. A strange guy offers to pay the incurred expenses and refuses to be reimbursed, instead asking the two girls to follow him into the unknown.
Very quickly, whilst travelling through the night in a Tehran full of mysteries and surprises, Arineh and Nobahar discover a parallel world of the unexpected, an existence of which they had never imagined.
Ali Ahmadzadeh is one of the emerging voices of arthouse cinema based in Tehran. Originally a student of architecture, Ahmadzadeh followed his interest in music and film and became a graduate of film direction from the Young Cinema Society in Iran. He has since directed four short films, and two feature films. Atomic Heart, which premiered at Berlinale in 2015 and garnered several nominations along the festival circuit, is his latest masterstroke.
Country of Production: Netherlands
Running Time: 18 mins
Audio Track: Dutch
Direction: Niki Padidar
Scenario: Niki Padidar
Producer: Joost Seleen
Cast: Ninnoc Wouters
Cinematography: Niki Padidar, Jefrim Rothuizen
Editing: Albert Markus
Sound: Taco Drijfhout, Jeroen Goeijers, Eva Nijsten