Discovering the Next Generation of Iranian Filmmakers©


Director: Dareios Haji Hashemi, 2021, Germany, 4 minutes, Cast: Levin Petersen, Celeste Pattern, Jana Vos, Leonie Naomi Baur, Stephanie Day, Jürgen Wöllfer

The animated dance drama Pygmalion Infection corresponds to the latest trends in contemporary dance, and animation that explores human behavior in its interaction with robot dolls, Internet addiction known as “digital heroin,” and violence against women. The plot is built as a fantastic love drama between the main character Pygmalion and an android doll. One of the most all-consuming problems of our world, namely loneliness, is being studied.

Screening with: Shorts Program #2


Sunday, Sept. 19th, 12:00 PM

Dareios Haji Hashemi

Dareios Haji Hashemi was born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany in 1992 as the son of a Greek mother and a Persian father. Schooled in a humanistic way, his love for film evolved at the Freie Universität Berlin, where he started to work on first projects with the Freie Filmwerkstatt, where Capriccio got made.

Nowadays Dareios works together with the feministic film collective Generation Tochter on a feature-length film.