The stunning Jasmin Tabatabai stars as a lesbian fleeing persecution in Iran. When she escapes to Germany she passes as a man to gain refugee status, and then falls in love with a German woman.
Fariba, persecuted in Iran because of her love for another woman, assumes the identity of a man to gain temporary asylum in Germany. She takes an illegal factory job where fellow worker Anne takes an interest in the strange foreigner. As the two become close, Anne begins to suspect Fariba’s true identity – and both women face danger when authorities tell Fariba she must return to Iran.
Stars Jasmin Tabatabai (Bandits) and Anneke Kim Sarnau (The Constant Gardener).
German w/some Persian. English Subtitles.
Featuring the short EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, highlighting the important work of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission – narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.
Awards & Quotes
One of the Top 10 Films of 2005 —Advocate Magazine
“Nail-biting suspense and spot-on acting… Extraordinary performance by Ms. Tabatabai!” — The New York Times
“Critic’s Pick! 5 Stars (out of 5)! UNVEILED could not be more timely.”— -Metro Weekly
One of the Top 5 films of 2005 — Frontiers Newsmagazine (LA)
“Jasmine Tabatabai is sexy, subdued, mysterious and intense.” (One of the Top 10 Films of 2005) —Steve Pride, This Way Out Radio
“Director Angelina Maccarone has given us a heroine gay America can rally around.” — GayWired.com
“Serious and well-paced drama.”— Newsday
“Powerful…an emotional exploration of one woman’s flight from persecution.” — TVGUIDE.com
“Never less than compelling.” — Slant Magazine
“Jasmin Tabatabai gives a subtle, truthful, compelling performance…Mesmerizing.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Tense…skillfully directed by Angelina Maccarone with a fine performance by Jasmin Tabatabai.” — The Seattle Times
Best Narrative Feature, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Grand Prize, Image+Nation Film Festival (Montreal)
- 1:1.85 Anamorphic Widescreen
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dolby 2.0
- Scene Selection
- More From Wolfe
- Includes the short Everyone Everywhere about the important work of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission - narrated by Sir Ian McKellen