Country: Sweden
Year: 2023
Duration: 25'

The daily life of a 64-year-old transgender teacher struggling to keep her job in a hostile world. The movie was shot before the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan.



Cinema Massimo - Sala Soldati
Riflessi nel buio Award ceremony will be attended by: Luca Poma, Media Science professor, Alberto Pirni, Moral Philosophy professor, Fabio Canino, Bohdan Zhuk, programmer at Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist and Real Lovers jury's tutor, and Vladimir Luxuria. In live streaming Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib, director of It’s a Gray, Gray World.

Free admission


film director

Fariba Haidari

Fariba Haidari was born in Afghanistan and moved to Iran as a child. Here she studied nursing, and, at the same time, she followed filmmaking courses. Back in Afghanistan, she had to leave the country again because of the death threats received from a group of Islamic extremists, as a consequence of directing a film about the most important Afghan women in history. She has been living in Sweden since 2012.


& Credits

Montaggio/Editing Mervi Junkkonen
Suono/Sound Mikael Brodin
Musica/Music Roozbeh Mosleh
Produttore/Producer Antonio Russo Merenda
Produzione/Production Ginestra Film, Filmpool Nord
Vendite internazionali/World Sales Swedish Film Institute