A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Thus being said, it feels strange when nowadays deserts are considered “oasis”, an escape away from the megacities and our busy lives.
09/1394 shot entirely in Iran, in two locations. Tehran and the Maranjab desert. It is a cinematic exploration of the two realities between the desert and the city. A city symphony wrapped around the mysterious relationship of two women.
It is presented as a film installation where the two films are projected on the two opposite sides of one screen in the middle of the room. The viewer can walk around the screen, each time watching only one of them. Additionally, the film is presented as an interactive web film on a browser. The users can edit live the film while watching it by transitioning through the two locations and realities, the city and the desert. resulting always in a new version of the film.
cast: Simone Engelen, Hannah Kalverda, people of Tehran
November 2015, Iran