30.09. - 09.10.2021

Malaria Iran 2016 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Parviz Shahbazi

With his films Traveler from the South (1996) and Deep Breath (FILMFEST HAMBURG 2003) PARVIZ SHAHBAZI (*1962) won numerous awards.

rated for 0 + years
Hanna flees the Iranian provinces to Teheran with her friend Murry. On the way, the teenagers meet a group of buskers called Malaria, with whom they then disappear into the feverish metropolis. But Hanna and Murry are not only in danger from the big city dragging them ever deeper – Hanna's violent father and his sons have set off to bring the pair back. Malaria is a pulsating portrait of two young people on the streets of Teheran and catches the vibe of the Iranian capital with documentary immediacy.
Original title: Malaria
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Parviz Shahbazi
Screenplay: Parviz Shahbazi
Cast: Saghar Ghanaat, Saed Soheili, Azarakhsh Farahani, Azadeh Namdari
Producer: Masoud Radaei
Director of Photography: Hooman Behmanesh
Music: Azarakhsh Farahani, Siavash Asadi
Production Design: Keyvan Moghadam
Editor: Parviz Shahbazi
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: DreamLab Films
Production: Masoud Radaei
Contact: Nasrine Médard de Chardon, DreamLab Films:


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