The Dérive

The Derive, SFDFF 2019

An Iranian dance film where the performer dances her way through the crowds of narrow bazaar alleys in an elaborate choreography on both the performing and camera-operating side. Shot guerrilla style in a single take, the film captures an interesting sense of movement and overall visual dynamism as well as showing a wide spectrum of reactions from passersby.

A dancer moves among the people in an old bazaar in Tehran capturing the responses and reactions. Since dance is prohibited in Iran, this becomes a statement of personal freedom.

Program Info

Director: Tanin Torabi

Choreographer: Tanin Torabi

Genre: Short

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