My Stolen Planet

Sayyareye dozdide shodeye man

26th TIDF: International Premiere

An intimate tale about emigrating “inwards,” along with an attempt at an autobiographical hymn to freedom, this handcrafted documentary has Farah’s memories stitched onto fragile film; the memories of a woman who captures the beauty of her daily life in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, collecting strangers’ super 8mm film fragments, while discovering what it means to love from a distance, and to dream within four walls. Her developing connection with Leyla, an Iranian professor who left Iran during this tumultuous period, as well as her mother’s battle with Alzheimer's will shed light once and for all to the dark spots of her memory. An invaluable collective and personal archive that removes every single doubt about what the “female gaze” truly is, whilst adding new dimensions to the “Women, Life, Freedom” uprising of 2022, its representatives, and its voices.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Farahnaz Sharifi
Script: Farahnaz Sharifi
Cinematography: Farahnaz Sharifi
Editing: Farahnaz Sharifi
Sound: Daniel Wulf, Farahnaz Sharifi
Music: Atena Eshtiaghi
Production: Jyoti Film
Producers: Anke Petersen, Lilian Tietjen, Farzad Pak
Co-production: PakFilm
Executive producer: Anke Petersen
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany, Iran
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 82'
Contact: CAT&Docs

Farahnaz Sharifi


2013 Revolutionary Memories of Bahman Who Loved Leila (short)
2014 Profession: Documentarist (short, co-direction)
2016 Missing (short)
2024 My Stolen Planet