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Pooya Badkoobeh
Iran 2018 / 95’
Disappearance Dysfunctional Cat

Wild at heart and constantly laughing. After some kids rob a store just for fun, they take off to their hiding place to divide up the loot. Their euphoria doesn't last long, however, as they suddenly realize that they forgot to take the security-camera footage from the crime scene. The introverted Golsa, who is clearly the poorest and the least privileged in the group, is forced to carry out the thankless task. She does what she's told and gets the recording, but then she refuses to give it to the others. And she doesn't give in to their pressure. This is an act of rebellion against her upper-class friends, who are convinced that the whole world belongs to them. This coming-of-age story goes hand in hand with the director's take on social stratification.

Piotr Mirski

Pooya Badkoobeh

Born in Tehran in 1983, Pooya Badkoobeh is the son of a well-known television director and producer. As a child, he often spent time on film sets. He was educated in the fields of graphic design and theater, and he has years of experience working in advertising. Dressage is his debut film.


2015 Upstairs Neighbor (short)

2016 Mars (short)

2018 Tresura / Dresaj / Dressage

Cast & Crew

director Pooya Badkoobeh
screenplay Hamed Rajabi
cinematography Ashkan Ashkani
editing Sepideh Abdolvahab
music Shahab Paranj
cast Negar Moghaddam, Yasna Mirtahmasb, Ali Mosaffa, Shabnam Moghadami, Alireza Sani Far
producer Rouhollah Baradari, Samira Baradari
production Touba Films
sales Dream Lab
language Persian
colouration colour