Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase

Coffin Maker

Amir Karami (Iran)

Col/ 17'23" /In Persian with English subtitles

A man and a woman take their seven-year-old daughter to the hospital. The man can’t afford to buy his daughter’s expensive drugs and she is on the verge of dying. Her mother makes an unexpected decision to buy her daughter’s medicine.

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Finalist Showcase: 12/3 (Fri) | 7:30pm | Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre | DCP | 186' | HK$ 80/64*

Artist’s Statement

Poverty can lead to tragedy. In Iran, those who are not covered by health insurance and do not have the financial means to buy expensive drugs must be faced with the death of their loved ones. In religious societies, the money which a prostitute earns is forbidden and dirty. Now imagine whether a religious man would use the money earned from prostitution to buy medicines for his sick daughter and save her from death. What will the man decide in this paradoxical situation?