Talkhon Hamzavi – Parvaneh (2012)


About the Film
A 25 minute Swiss short film; which was nominated for an Academy Award, for Best Live Action Short Film, at the 87th Academy Awards. The short is about an Afghan immigrant, living in Switzerland, who’s desperately trying to send home money to her family; but can’t due to lack of identification. She finds help from a local Swiss girl; who’s nothing like her. The film was written and directed by first time filmmaker Talkhon Hamzavi and stars first time film actresses; Nissa Kashani and Cheryl Graf.

The movie is set in the Swiss alps; at a transit centre, for refugees seeking asylum. Parvaneh (Kashani) is a young girl, that’s just arrived there, from Afghanistan. She first looks for work, and then attempts to send money home (to her family) but can’t; because she doesn’t have the proper ID. She meets a girl on the streets (Graf), who agrees to help her, and the two form an unlikely friendship.

Subtitles:English Hardcoded

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