Incompleteness – docuemtnary

Posted by on May 15, 2022 in Documentaries


Title: Incompleteness

Directed by: Atefeh Saboor

Produced by: Mohammad Sasan

Country: Iran

Length: 54 minutes


Incompleteness narrates the story of a young girl from the new generation of Iranians whose lifestyle differs from the previous generation in more ways than one. Deemed reckless and aimless, this generation has grown up in opposition to the mainstream culture, tradition and religion of the Iranian society. Their distinctive feature is their dedication to instantaneous joy and pleasure. 

Unlike their previous generation, no kind of limitations can stop them from doing what they want to do and how they want to be; the consequence of which has been a rejection from the society and, at times, their families. This is why they deem the option of leaving Iran as their only solution and their escape plan, even if it is without any plans or goals. “Incompleteness” is the narrative of the everyday life of Romina, a 21-year-old girl who works in a cafe and has a sexual orientation that is not accepted in Iranian society. She tries various ways to leave Iran, but in the end, can she achieve her goal of leaving Iran?

Behind the scenes of “Incompleteness” © dir: Atefeh Saboor

Director’s biography:

Atefeh Saboor is from Tehran. She has a BS in Journalism and MS in communication from the University of Allameh Tabatabaei. She has worked for newspapers and Internal News Agencies for ten years and has focused on social and cultural issues stories. “Incompleteness” is her first experience as a documentary filmmaker that shows the social problems in Iran.


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