Interview with the director of "The Wastetown", interviewer Edvinas Pukšta
"Black and white are both sides of any protagonist-antagonist story and I chose them to depict the social condition of the characters."- Ahmad Bahrami
Ahmad Bahram's film "The Wastetown" is about a woman released from prison who is looking for her beloved son. Bemani has killed her husband, in whose family's care her child was supposed to stay, but the brother-in-law Ebi claims to know nothing about the boy's fate. However, Bemani learns that Ebi had sold her son to a rich family. She tries to get more information from his co-workers, who demand obscene favours from her for the information. As a distressed mother, she is willing to go to extremes, but not in the way those men expect.
Director Ahmad Bahram has been on PÖFF's radar for a some time, but is participating in the festival for the first time with the world premiere of his film! The Iranian director is also known for his films "The Wasteland" (2020) and "Panah" (2017).