Malaria 2016 – Trailer, 6th Iranian Film Festival Australia 2016

6th Iranian Film Festival Australia 2016
Brisbane: 20-23 October, Melbourne: 27 October – 1 November, Adelaide: 3-6 November, Perth: 4-6 November, Sydney: 10-13 November, Canberra: 11-13 November

A young girl informs her father that she has been kidnapped and asks him to bring the ransom money to pay for her rescue. Her father and brother’s go to Tehran to look for her, however we find that she has not been kidnapped, rather she is living a vagabond lifestyle – eloped with her boyfriend and hanging out with a band of street musicians. Thus begins filmmaker Parvis Shahbazi’s sixth feature – a movie at once about the need for and difficulty of finding joy in a contradictory society, one, as the filmmaker notes, which is “torn between modernity and tradition.” Following the arrest of the bandleader and still full of love for her boyfriend, the young girl must tread the uncertain path in-between.