BREAKFAST with DINOSAURS


A collaboration with Sahahram Entekhabi

Breakfast with Dinosaurs is focused on a social dimension: living in a megapolis city, Tehran, and the different social manifestations of contemporary Iranian society. The film shows the binary opposition of "inside" and “outside" life; The contrast between the inner life inside private homes/empty spaces and the restless fast and crowded awareness of outer space. It uses the conversations/interviews with the taxi drivers in the city as a link or an intermediate stage between these two entities. (It is very common for private cars to take passengers along the way to be able to survive in Tehran.) These conversations/ true stories are brought into play as a way of "mapping" the city, based on the life experiences of the chauffeurs. The abstract, performative actions of a female character, poetically expressing deprivation, abandonment, melancholy, and the sense of victimhood add a mysterious third layer to the film.