20TH CIRCUIT SUSPECTS
20TH CIRCUIT SUSPECTS

20TH CIRCUIT SUSPECTS

Director Hesam Eslami

Production year 2017

Length 73min.

Country Iran

screenings

11 Jul 2018 12:00 Մոսկվա կ/թ, Փոքր Կարմիր Դահլիճ
11 Jul 2018 20:30 Moscow Cinema, Small Red Hall

SYNOPSIS

After having his car stolen, the director meets Ehsan, the leader of an adolescent crime gang that breaks into cars regularly. What forms is a close relationship between the director and the members of the group, following their steps for six whole years. The film gives an intimate look into Ehsan and the gang's life by documenting thefts, wild chases, running from the police, imprisonment, release and, ultimately, the gang splitting up.

CAST & CREW

Hesam Eslami
Hesam Eslami

Director

Producer

Hesam Eslami

Script

Nasim Marashi

Director of Photography

Mehdi Azadi

Sound

Ahmad Afshar

Edit

Mehdi Jabinshenas

Production company

DEFC

Hesam Eslami

Hesam Eslami got his BFA and MA in cinema from Tehran University of Art. Hesam has studied with Abbas Kiarostami and Asghar Farhadi and is influenced by their cinematic style. Since 2009, he started to work as editor and director. Juvenile offenders and social damages are the main themes of his work. He is also the editor of the acclaimed feature film, Mourning (2011). In 2017, he made his first feature-length documentary, 20th Circuit Suspects selected and screened in 2017 HotDocs Canada. Now Eslami is developing his third feature documentary, which is one of the ten projects participating in the Doc Station at Berlin IFF 2018.


Filmography

Haven (2015, short), 20th Circuit Suspects (2017, doc.).

FILMS 2018