CULTURE CLASH

No Hard Feelings directed by Faraz Shariat (Germany) 2020 reveals the ambivalence of the immigrant experience.

Parvis lives relatively open as a young gay man born in Germany of Iranian parents. Though he’s not immune from either antigay or xenophobic prejudice directed toward him.

While doing community service as a translator in a refugee settlement, he makes friends with a couple of Iranian siblings waiting for their status to be determined.

Other males in the camp are quite hostile and homophobic. However after some initial reticence a strong, loving relatlonship emerges. But love alone doesn’t solve all of the difficulties of Parvis, his parents, or his friends.

I highly recommend No Hard /feelings, now screening online as part of Frameine 44.

For more information and tickets contact frameline.org

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