Looteyo

Eleven-year-old Mansour lives on an island in the Persian Gulf. Six months after his father was murdered, his now single mother is still struggling to solve the case and to get financial support. She wants to open a café on the island to support herself and her children. Mansour secretly tries to raise money for his mother by driving tourists around and offering all kinds of dubious services. Told in many long camera shots and expressive images, this story of a personal fate is representative of many others in this region. (Ines Ingerle)

Films - Selection
Looteyo (2022) - Newcomer (2019, short, co-directed with Parisa Ghasemi; CE'19) - Residency (2017, short, co-directed with Parisa Ghasemi) - An Ordinary Waltz (2014, short; CE'15)
Local Artists 2022
Ashkan Nematian
Austria / Iran 2022
color
84 minutes
Farsi / Persian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ashkan Nematian
Cinematography Ashkan Nematian
Editing Hayedeh Safiyari
Sound/Sounddesign Ensieh Maleki
With Mansour Daryanavard, Saeed Zarei, Zahra Irannezhad, Atena Nematian, Maryam Imanikia
Producer(s) Ashkan Nematian
Production
CLOSEfilm
World Sales
sixpackfilm
World Premiere
World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2022