Rainbow Children – Portrait of Elika

Year
2018
Country
Belgium, Iran
Duration
12’
Director
Maryam Bayani

Little Elika explains that people in Iran like five things above all: rice, the sun, ice cream, fish and tulips. She gives a presentation about her home country in a Belgian school, which includes a Persian poem she translates directly into French. Her audience is amazed: Elika talks differently all of a sudden. And so something which was strange playfully becomes familiar.

 

Recommended age 7+

CREW
Director: Maryam Bayani
Producer: Maryam Bayani
Cinematographer: Victoire Bonin, Léo Malek
Editor: Maryam Bayani, Reza Mosadegh
Sound: Maryam Bayani, André Philips
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Мар’ям Баяні, bayanimary@yahoo.com
Director
Maryam Bayani

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1982, Maryam Bayani entered the art world by studying graphic design and animation. After making her internationally award-winning animated documentary The Pottery Tale (2009), she discovered her tendency to merge reality and imagination. In 2015, she won a European scholarship for a Master’s course in Documentary Filmmaking called Docnomads, a mobile course that allowed her to study and make short documentaries in Europe.

Selected Filmography

Pottery Tale (2009), Rainbow Children – Portrait of Elika (2018), Thousands of Lullabies (2018)

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Zhovten cinema
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vul. Lavruhina, 4
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Fakel Cinema
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Kyiv Rus Cinema
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Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
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