Film Festival Cologne | THE SIREN
DIE SIRENE

THE SIREN

Director: Sepideh Farsi
Animation featureF, D, LUX, B 2023100‘German
Friday, 20. Oct 2023, 18:45
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In cooperation with Visions of Iran
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This touching and visually powerful animated film tells of survival in the First Gulf War from a child’s point of view. In 1980, the centre of Iranian oil production is under Iraqi occupation. Many have fled the city of Abadan, but 14-year-old Omid has stayed with his grandfather. He is waiting for his older brother to return from the front. On his wanderings, the boy meets people who, like him, have reasons to hold out. When Omid discovers an old barge in the harbour, he wants to turn it into an ark to save them all.

Director
Sepideh Farsi
Screenplay
Javad Djavahery
Producers
Sébastien Onomo
Executive Producers
Sébastien Onomo, Annemie Degryse, David Grumbach, Vanessa Ciszewski, Richard Lutterbeck
Editing
Isabelle Manquillet, Grégoire Sivan
Music
Erik Truffaz
Sound
Nicolas Tran Trong, Luca Theis
International Sales
Wild Bunch
Domestic Sales
Grandfilm
Art Director
Zaven Najjar