The Day I Disappeared
Written, Directed and Produced By Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi
Length 62min – color – Original Language : Persian
The Day I Disappeared is a film essay based on the personal story of the filmmaker, who fled from Iran and travelled through what was a completely new and unknown world for her: Europe.
It is also an effort to shed light on an internal process of alienation, an individualisation of the term ‘refugee’ or ‘asylum-seeker’. The unconventional narrative uses the patterns of Persian poetry, with visual metaphors and rhymes and rhythms between the scenes. A lot of the material is found 16mm and 8mm footage that mirrors the director’s memories of her own trip through Europe more than twenty years ago. The images of the main character’s dance also reflect on the alienation of the individual. The combination of all these creative approaches evokes a special world between reality and fairytale.
Directors Short Bio
Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi (1968 Tehran) is Visual artist/ filmmaker based in Amsterdam .Studied at Minerva academy (BA in painting)followed by post (MFA in video/film) at Sandberg institute. She started to make films in 2006. her first two short film were part of the official selection at Idfa 2006 and 2008.She has also been member of different advise commission of visual Arts Design and Architecture fund Fonds BKVB sinds2003.
Detail biography at
International Rotterdam film festival 2011
Awards: Netpac award
Feminina International women film festival Rio de Janero Brazil international competition 2011
Netherlands Film festival 2011 Netherlands
Dok Leipzig international Young talent competition Leipzig Germany 2011
Cinemalina International Film Festival 2011 Documentary competition Philippins
International Frauen film festival 2012 Dortmund Cologne Germany 2012
Taiwan International Documentary film festival 2012