EN – Screenings – Asteroid
by Mehdi Hoseinivand Aalipour
Movies for Middle School
Fiction / Iran / 2021 / 1h18
The idea of Asteroid came to the filmmaker during a trip to the desert. That’s where he met Ebrahim, a little boy with a life entirely devoted to work. Moved by this, upon returning to Tehran he couldn’t get the story out of his head and wrote the scenario. A film about a child’s capacity for resilience.
Far from all modern conveniences in the Iranian desert live Ebrahim and his family. At the age of 12, he takes care of his mothers and sisters, handles all the paperwork, and works with his mother to provide for the family. To overcome the distance of the desert, he helps his mother build a house in the city.