ناپدید شدن

Directed by Ali Asgari
Iran, Qatar | 2017 | 88 min | drama | Persian

On a cold winter’s night in modern Tehran, a couple of young lovers run into a serious problem, and they have just a few hours to come up with a solution. They go from hospital to hospital in search for help, but none of the hospitals will admit the young woman to provide her with the medical attention she desperately requires. While they try hard to find a way to solve the problem, they have to hide what is happening from their parents. Moreover, their relationship is facing a crisis and will suffer dire consequences. Caught between conservative traditions and modern day desires – the couple must face their uncertain futures.


Director: Ali Asgari
Screenplay: Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari
Cinematography: Ashkan Ashkani
Editing: Ehsan Vaseghi
Production: Three Gardens Film
Cast: Sadaf Asgari (Sara), Amir Reza Ranjbaran (Hamed), Nafiseh Zare (Raha), Sahar Sotoodeh (Bahar), Mohammad Heidari (Pouria)

  • Ali Asgari
    Ali Asgari

Festivals & Awards
Venice International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Reykjavik International Film Festival
Fiumicino Film Festival
Zurich International Film Festival
Hamptons Film Festival
Seminci Valladolid
Denver International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Bratislava International Film Festival
Zagreb International Film Festival

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Ali Asgari

Ali Asgari was born in Tehran, Iran. He studied cinema in Italy. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013. Two of his short films MORE THAN TWO HOURS (2013) and THE SILENCE (2016, co-directed by Farnoosh Samadi) were in competition at Festival de Cannes where they competed for the Short Film Palme d’Or. His short film THE BABY premiered in competition of Venice Film Festival in 2014. His short films were screened in more than 600 film festivals around the world including Sundance, BFI London and Melbourne and won more than 150 international awards. DISAPPEARANCE is his first feature film. The script was developed at Cannes Festival’s Cinefondation La Residence.

2017 Disappearance, feature film
2016 In The Same Garden (Vika episode), short
2016 The Silence, short
2015 The Pain, short
2014 The Baby, short
2013 More Than Two Hours, short
2012 Barbie, short
2011 Tonight Is Not a Good Night for Dying, short