The Light That Memory Lends to Things

2015 | 26:30 | documentary | IMDB

„The light that memory lends to things” is a collection of fragmentary stories found on a train journey from Ankara to Tehran.

The Trans-Asia train carries fragmentary stories. A family talks about the rain and the wind, friendship and justice. A mathematics teacher speaks about the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution and a little girl tells an altered version of Hansel and Gretel. In this enclosed universe, the filmmaker, who doesn’t understand Persian, the language of her fellow travellers, records her journey.

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Cast

Sohrab
Maral
Sadegh
Mehrnoosh
& the travellers on the Trans-Asia Express

Crew

Director/DoP/Editor – Ana Vîjdea
Producers – Ana Vîjdea, Metin Gafar, Šárka Kašparová
Sound – Jan(Honza) Vacek, Burak Gür
Translations – Mehdi Shoghli, Behbood Ahmadi, Aydin Sadeqi

Screenings

Bosphorus International Film Festival
FEST New Directors New Films (NEXXT)
Transylvania International Film Festival (Local Competition)
Cinemaiubit
FFest
Filmul de Piatra
Nomad International Film Festival
Bangalore Film Society Screening

Production

Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Theatre and Television (Romania)
Anadolu University, Faculty of Cinema and Television (Turkey)
Remora Films