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Milad Alami

Milad Alami




Feature film




2 h 0 mins

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BIPOC Stories, Gay, Romance, Sports

Rating and Content Advisory

14A | Homophobic Violence. Scenes depicting graphic homophobic violence.

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 wants to 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 but as wrestling, and one sparring partner in particular, bring up old feelings, Iman must choose between his own desires and the safety of his family.

Sat May 27, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Adam Morrison and James Owen

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