Between Revolutions

Zahra and Maria meet at university in Bucharest in the 1970’s. When the hope of political change draws Zahra home to Iran they are forced apart. For the next decade their only way to communicate is through letters. Divided by two revolutions, their words describe women struggling to be heard, countries moving in different directions, and two souls united in their longing for each other.

Director: Vlad Petri / Producer: Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan / Text: Lavinia Braniște
World Premiere: Berlinale Forum 2023 (FIPRESCI Award)


Winner of the FIPRESCI Award – Berlin Film Festival – Forum 2023

Jury’s Special Mention – ZagrebDox Regional Competition, Croatia, 2023

Best Feature in Romanian Days Competition – Transilvania Film Festival (TIFF),  Romania, 2023

FIPRESCI Award – Transilvania Film Festival (TIFF), Romania, 2023

Best Film – International Competition – Make Dox, North Macedonia, 2023

Best Film in Documentary Competition – Râșnov Histories and Film Festival, Romania, 2023



Thessaloniki IFF (Greece), CPH DOX (Denmark), One World Romania, DocAviv (Israel), Sheffield Doc (UK), Krakow IFF (Poland), Sydney IFF (Australia), Sinema Transtopia (Berlin), Jerusalem Cinemateque (Israel), Moldox (Moldova), Ceau Cinema (Romania), Sarajevo IFF (Bosnia), MakeDox (North Macedonia), Baltic Sea for Documentaries (Latvia), DMZ IDFF (Korea), Vilnius Documentary FF (Lithuania), IceDocs (Iceland), Liburnia FF (Croatia), Kerala IFF (India), Frame Out (Austria), World Cinema Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Camden IFF (U.S.A.), Anonimul IFF (Romania), Sofia Documental (Bulgaria), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada), Seminci Valladolid (Spain), Vancouver IFF (Canada), Mirage Film Festival (Norway), Astra Film Festival (Romania), Mediteran Film Festival (Bosnia), Encuentros del Otre Cine (Ecuador), Inconvenient Films DFF (Lithuania), CinEast Film Festival – Central and Eastern (Luxembourg), Lima Alterna Film Festival (Peru), Cinema Queer IFF (Sweden)