Mohammadreza Farzad / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
Hollow is an essayistic observation of life and death framed by a panopticon.
‘Hollow’ is a minimalistic reflection on how we are born, live and die in cells struggling to release. A struggle under an omniscient eye. Hollow is an associative and soul-searching journey passing through the troglodyte village of Meymand to a secret police prison turned into a museum, a rectangular pigeon house, to Ekbatan, a high-rise residential complex, ends up into Behesht-e Zahra of Tehran, the largest Cemetery in Iran. Hollow is a long gaze into a cabinet of mortalities, a wunderkammer keeping its mystery and malady hidden.