Fireflies

by Bani Khoshnoudi

Mexico

Synopsis

Ali is a young homosexual who escaped the repression in Iran. He is now in Mexico, where he tries to move forward with his life, although he is still tormented by what he has left behind. Slowly adapting to his exile, he makes friendships and explores his sexuality, while discovering the contradictions of Veracruz, a tropical port city in demise.

Festivals

Miami Film Festival 2019 – Winner for best Film
Lleida Latin-American Film Festival 2019- winner for best actor
Ariel Awards, Mexico 2020 – winner for best actress

Cast

Arash Morandi – Ramin
Edward Gurrola – Leti
Luis Alberti – Guillermo
Eduardo Mendizábal – Ernesto

Technical and Artistic Details

Length – 88′
Language – Spanish
Location – Veracruz, Mexico
Format – HD

Director of Photography – Benjamín Echazarreta
Editor -Gil González Perilla, Miguel Schverdfinger

Producers – Janja Kralj – KinoElektron (France), Zensky Cine (Mexico), Haos Film (Greece)

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