The Red Bicycle

A Film by Fazila Amiri

Synopsis

Mahal, a young Afghan woman, jailed for “moral crime” in a women’s prison, plots a daring escape in order to meet with her lover before he departs for war.

Director

  • Picture of Fazila Amiri © Fazila Amiri

    Fazila Amiri

    Fazila Amiri is an Afghan-Canadian director and screenwriter. She has her M.F.A in Film Production from York University, and her B.F.A in Film Studies from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University. Her short films Unknown Artist (2018), and The Photograph (2017) have been shown in international film festivals including the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 41st Montreal World Film Festival, and the 31st Atlantic Film Festival.

    Fazila is a recipient of the 2018 Telefilm Talent To Watch Program and the winner of The Lindalee Tracey Award at the 2018 Hot Docs International Canadian Documentary Festival. Currently Fazila is on festival circuit for her latest short film, Kabuli Bicycle (2018) and on pre-production for her feature documentary film Songs She Sings in Shadows.

Awards + Festivals

  • FEMCINE9 INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION (Official Selection, Santiago de Chile, Chile)March 19, 2019
  • INTERNATIONAL FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL MALMÖ (Official Selection, Malmö, Sweden)April 9, 2019
  • 20th SHORT FILM DAYS SCHWEINFURT (Official Selection, Schweinfurt, Germany)April 18, 2019
  • 11th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland)May 22, 2019
  • 51st FOTOGRAMMA D'ORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Messina, ME, Italy)May 22, 2019
  • 1st FEMALE FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 13, 2019
  • 14th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alghero, Sardinia/Italy)July 3, 2019
  • 2nd PORTO FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Porto, Portugal)July 18, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019

Crew

Director
Fazila Amiri
Screenplay
Fazila Amiri
Producer
Salar Pashtoonyar
Director of Photography
Salar Pashtoonyar
Sound
Musa Rustami
Editor
Fazila Amiri
Sound Design
Mike Monson
Music
Steve Singh

Details

Running Time
11 min.
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Fazila Amiri
fazila.amiri15@gmail.com
www.fazilaamiri.com