Utopia

Afganistan/80 min/ Dari, English, Hindi with English Subtitles

SYNOPSIS

Three intertwoven stories of loneliness and isolation, the story follows Janan, a woman from Afghanistan who  travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Complications arise when William, a medical sciences student who works in the clinic switches the donor’s semen for his own.  What will happen when Janan finds out?

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

  • Official entry Afghanistan best foreign language to Academy 

  • Best Director: Jaipur international film festival

  • Best Actress: international Asian world film festival 

  • Best Actress: Delhi international film festival 

  • Golden Award, at prestige film award .

  • Excellency awards at accolade global film competition . 

  • Best film at May film festival

  • Official selection of more than 20 festivals 

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DIRECTOR'S PROFILE

HASSAN NAZER
Hassan has been involved in most aspects of the performing arts since he was a child. He had the opportunity to learn under the guidance of Mr Hamid Samandarian one of Edward Max top five students. Hassan played in The Caucasian Chalk Circle one Iran’s biggest selling play. He went on to study theatre at Art University in Tehran and quickly found his talents lay in directing. He went on to study Film at Aberdeen University, Scotland and later obtained his Degree. ‘Here Iran’ is Hassan’s second feature film and was shot in Tehran at the end of last year. The film is currently on the festival circuit and was nominated best foreign film on it’s first outing. Hassan is currently working on his next feature film ‘Utopia’ starring Leila Hatami who played one of the the lead roles in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winning ‘A Separtation’.

Directed By:    Hassan Nazer
Written By:      Amir Aghaee
Produced By:    Chris Robb
Producer       Mohsen Ali Akbari
Production Designer:   Marcel Beranek
Director of Photography:  
Hakon Palsson (India)
Yiannis Manolopoulos (UK)
Amhad Kavousi (Afganistan)

Cast:
Martine Malalai Zikria
Homayoun Ershadi
Andrew Shaver
Bhasker Patel
Arun Bali
Hannah Spearritt