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Through the shadows of a sickening house, widow, single mum and professor of Iranian literature, Narges is losing control of the reality of her situation, finding more tangible ways to commune with her daughter Bahar, who died 10 years ago and would have just turned 18. For Narges, the presence of Bahar, is keenly felt through the mould enveloping the house, threatening to entomb her in long-buried toxic guilt for the way her daughter died. When Narges’ son, Navid visits home from university with a suitcase of clothes, she follows their regular ritual of sorting and laundering fresh for his return. But Navid can feel their precious family home is changing, with damp spreading through the walls and his Mother slipping into a denial of how tightly bound she is to his little sister’s possessions. The mould infecting their family home brings to bear both Narges and Navid’s suspended grief. As clothes are sorted, washed, drained and dried, mother and son must confront the urgency of letting go of Bahar’s possessions, her home and her spirit and moving forwards to a new chapter of their lives, which for Narges means accepting her loss, loneliness and emptied nest.

Director's filmography: Bloody Love (2017).


  • Director Maryam Hamidi
  • Country UK
  • Year 2021
  • Duration 15 min
  • World Premiere


Scottish Competition 3: A Different Sphere (N/C 15+)

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