Directed by Kaveh Mazaheri| Iran 2020 | 97 min
Language: Persian with Italian and English subtitles
“Botox”, the film by Kaveh Mazaheri, winner of the 38th edition of the Turin Film Festival,recalls for snow-covered landscapes, but, above all, for the original characteristics of the two protagonist sisters, Akram and Azar, certain figures of bewildered and irresistible matadors. The film was inspired by a real person, says the director, with whom I have lived for years. Akram is a woman with autism who has been constantly humiliated by her brother for years. I’ve always wondered what would happen if Akram could one day receive compensation for everything she went through.
(Tehran, Iran, 1981) graduated in railway engineering at the University of Science and Technology of Iran and later he started filmmaking as self-taught. Since 2005 he has made numerous short and documentary films presented at several international film festival: Retouch (2017), which was a great success in Iran, was presented and awarded at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Krakow Film Festival and the Palm Spring Film Festival. Botox is his first feature film.