• Subtotals

    Subtotals



  • Subtotals

    Subtotals



  • Subtotals

    Subtotals



  • Subtotals

    Subtotals



Subtotals

a film by Mohammadreza Farzad

Subtotals

Poland, Germany, Iran | 2022 | 16:00 min

Original Title:
MAJMOUAN

Content Categories

Documentary Short film
Synopsis
A poetic essay meticulously constructed from clips of Iranian 8mm home videos from bygone days. As we watch birthdays and wedding parties, people dancing, laughing, swimming or just relaxing, a narrator, in a contemplative, sometimes heavy voice, enumerates series of dry facts. But what does it matter how many kisses one received, how many times one truly laughed or what time one went to bed or got up? Can adding up such numbers sum up a life?
These listings of figures alternate with brief confessional phrases that evoke an entire hidden world: “Because I am funny, people think I'm happy,” and “I love myself less than I have been loved.” Subtotals was inspired by the eponymous short story by Gregory Burnham and Édouard Levé's novel Autoportrait. [35 IDFA – Best of Fests]
Festivals/Awards
2022
72 Berlinale Forum Expanded, Germany
Golden Apricot Award for Best Short Film – IFF Yerevan, Armenia
Jean-Loup Passek Award for Best International Short or Medium Length Film – MDOC Portugal
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Germany
New Horizons International Film Festival. Poland
DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival. Kosovo
Melbourne International Film Festival. Australia
Camden International Film Festival. United States
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival. Romania
Curtocircuíto International Film Festival. Spain
Tacoma Film Festival. United States
Family Film Project. Portugal
Uppsala Short Film Festival. Sweden
IDFA – Best of Fests
39 Kassel DOK FEST
2023
Clemont–Ferrand Short Film Network
Cast and Crew
  • Director Mohammadreza Farzad
  • Editor Amir Adibparvar
  • Sound Design Hasan Shabankareh
  • Score Afshin Azizi
Original Languages

Farsi

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