No Hard Feelings

Faraz Shariat

Parvis, a young German from Iranian descent, meets asylum-seekers Amon and his sister Banafshe. Parvis and Amon fall in love, but Amon and Banafshe’s deportation is hanging over their head. Vibrant and tender love story and immigrant tale, about people looking for a place to belong.

Parvis is a gay twenty-something German of Iranian descent. He leads a privileged life in a middle-class suburb, enjoying his sushi, his night-life and his casual sex on one-off Grindr dates. His parents, who make a nice living from the small supermarket they own, are loving and supportive. They worked their way up as immigrants but their heart’s still in Iran, a country Parvis doesn’t feel any affinity to.

When Parvis is assigned to fulfil community service in an asylum center, he meets Iranians Amon and his sister Banafshe. There’s an attraction between Parvis and Amon, which Amon wants to keep a secret for his homophobic countrymen at the refugee center. Still they begin a love affair, while Amon and Banafshe’s asylum request is threatened to be denied. Partly autobiographical debut by director Faraz Shariat, with sparkling acting by the three young leads.

Credits

Director
Faraz Shariat
Year
2020
Country
Germany
Type
Fiction
Duration
92 minutes
Spoken language
Farsi, German
Subtitles
EN