No Hard Feelings

Futur Drei

Queensland Premiere


Director Faraz Shariat
Screenwriter Faraz Shariat & Paulina Lorenz
Cast Benjamin Radjaipour, Eidin Jalal, Banafshe Hourmazdi
Country Germany
Language German & Farsi with English subtitles
Runtime 89min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Gay, Queer

Winner - Teddy Award Berlinale, Jury Award for Best Feature Film - Mezipatra, Frameline, Queer Lisboa, Beijing Queer Film Festival, Seoul Int'l PRIDE Film Festival, BFI Flare

Content warning: sex scenes
“Queer and immigrant life lit in neon... It’s also a love story, a coming-of-age tale and a fierce yet buoyant scream at the world from the cinematic void — and it’s as perceptive as it is potent.” — Sarah Ward

“Trying to format our own history, we start to rewrite white, heterosexist narratives into pluralistic and post-migrant ones” – Faraz Shariat

Parvis, the son of exiled Iranians, copes with life in his small hometown by indulging himself with pop culture, Grindr dates, and raves. After being caught shoplifting, he is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran. As a romantic attraction between Parvis and Amon grows, the fragile relationship between the three is put to a test. They find and lose each other throughout a summer of fleeting youth, an intense first love, an attempt at a joint future, as well as the stark realisation that, in Germany, they are not equal.