The City of Honey [Moein Ruholami, Iran, 2018]

The City of Honey operates on a simple duality: the wonderment of a child’s imagination vs. the crushing reality of life in areas reeling from the grips of violent extremism. We open on a young boy in the used wreck of a car. As we accompany him, he takes us on a role-playing journey through his imagination, where he serves as both taxi driver and world famous singer (any line of employment offering a chance for escapism). The filming techniques throughout are simple yet effective, with the beginning, middle and end incredibly poi