Original name: (TiTi/ تی تی)
Drama/Fiction, 102 min, 2020, Iran
Director & Producer: Ida Panahandeh, Arsalan Amiri
Writer: Ida Panahandeh, Arsalan Amiri
Cast: Elnaz Shakerdoost, Parsa Pirouzfar, Houtan shakiba
A hospitalized, critically ill physicist, working on a theory about black holes and the end of the world, meets a rather eccentric hospital housekeeper named TiTi. Though single, TiTi is acting as a surrogate mother for an infertile couple in order to serve humanity and raise money to
build a small room of her own. When the physicist falls into a deep coma, TiTi, raised by Iranian gypsies and possessing supernatural powers, performs a strange ritual to save him. This is the start of an odyssey; an odyssey that changes their lives forever.
Ida Panahandeh was born in Tehran, Iran on September 8th, 1979. She obtained a degree in Film Photography in 2002 and a master’s in Film Direction in 2005, both from the Arts University of Tehran, where she began her film career with several short films. After university she was invited to direct films for Iranian television, with which she won awards at numerous national festivals.
In 2009 she took part in the Berlinale ’Talent Campus’.
Having as a central theme a woman’s place in modern society she has, throughout her work, focused on women’s rights.
Festivals & Awards:
– 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan. 2020. ‘Tokyo Premiere 2020’ section.
*Premiere Status: Australian Premiere