Tuesday, 11/5/2019

Meet the Filmmakers: WHERE WE USED TO SWIM

Interview with director Daniel Asadi Faezi

Meet the Filmmakers: WHERE WE USED TO SWIM

Director Daniel Asadi Faezi


What would be the teaser text for your film WHERE WE USED TO SWIM?

The film shows the drought of Lake Urmia in northern Iran, which in recent years has shrunk to 5% of its original size. A new narration is woven from observations and memories.

Where does the inspiration for your film come from?

As a child I went swimming in this lake myself with my family. During my last visit I was impressed by its new appearance.

What is your favourite film - officially and secretly?

The Koker-trilogy by Abbas Kiarostami. Especially THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES.

What was your favorite film festival experience so far?

Locarno and Visions du Réel. Challenging films, small towns, local atmosphere.



  • This film will be screened in HFF Special 2
  • Film School: HFF München