Opponent (Motståndaren)

Milad Alami

Milad Alami





Feature film




2 h


BIPOC Stories


Farsi and Swedish with English subtitles

In the aftermath of a devastating rumor, Iman and his family were forced to flee Iran. As refugees, Iman, his wife Maryam, and their two daughters end up in a run-down hotel in northern Sweden. When Maryam learns she is pregnant and there is still no movement in the immigration process Iman must do whatever it takes to protect his family. As a wrestler who once represented Iran at the Olympics, a local wrestling club may be the solution to their problem. However, wrestling and one sparring partner in particular ignite old feelings and Iman must choose between his own desires and the safety of his family.

Official Selection, 2023 Berlin International Film Festival

Cast: Payman Maadi, Marall Nasiri, Björn Elgerd, Ardalan Esmaili, Arvin Kananian, Alexandro Soltani

Director: Milad Alami

Writer: Milad Alami

Sat Oct 07, 2023 9:00pm
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, ON

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Screening Sponsor

Leadership Circle – Jeffery Richstone and Jayadev Raju

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