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Puya - In the Circle of Time

Original Title (If different): 
Puya – Im Kreis der Zeit
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Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
86 minutes
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Production year: 
April, 2017
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Shahbaz Noshir
Born in 1959 in Iran, filmmaker, Shahbaz Noshir, has been living in Germany since 1986. He obtained a degree in theatre and completed a study of Performance theatre in Berlin in 1993. He is a freelance photographer, scriptwriter, documentary and short-filmmaker, as well as a theatre and film actor.

1997 Short Film "Glass eyes" / Written and directed
2002 Short Film "Caught Voice" / Written and directed
2002 Short Film "Fear eats soul/ Angst isst Seele auf" / Written and directed (59. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografice)
2004 Short Film "Waiting"/ Written and directed
2006 Main actor in "Colours of memory". Germany/ Iran
2007 Short Film "Soil Temptations" / Written and directed (Germany/ Iran)
2007 As actor in "Women without Men". Director Shirin Neshat, won the Silver Lion for Best Director at 66th film festival Venice 2009.
2008 Documentary Film "That my heart beats, I have you to thank" / Written and directed
2010 Short Film "long way" / Written and directed
2011 Short Film "I will greet the sun again" / Written and directed (Germany/ Iran)
2012 Documentary Film "Oh Istanbul ..." / directed
2013 Art Portrait: Peter Robert Keil: es malt aus mir. / directed
2013 Short film: FadeOut / directed
2017 Puya - In the Circle of Time / Written and directed / First feature film.

Film director: 
Shahbaz Noshir
Shahbaz Noshir
Shahbaz Noshir
Christoph Hensen
Film photographer: 
Nicolas Mussell and Florian Baumgarten
Christian Späth
Salam Riazy
Art Director: 
Shahbaz Noshir
Cast 1: 
Shahbaz Noshir
Cast 2: 
Matthias Rott
Cast 3: 
Joana Duyster-Borreda
Cast 4: 
Matthias Paul
Cast 5: 
Usama Amin
Film synopsis: 
<p>Puya - In the Circle of Time</p> <p><br /> Puya, a German-Iranian who has lived in Germany for nearly thirty years, is trying with difficulty to make it as a filmmaker - so far to no avail. The way to a feature length film is far. So he makes his way as a wedding videographer and occasional actor. One day he encounters Nimrod, a protagonist of the script on which he is working feverishly. The figure, a German Jewish doctor fleeing from the Nazi regime, now finds a home in Puya. First, Nimrod urges Puya to terminate the script and thus his suffering. But when Nimrod comes into contact with the current refugee crisis in Europe, he starts to become more and more interested in the presence&hellip;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
85000 €
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Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
Format Ratio: 
Preview 1:1,85
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Comments (2)

Notes by Director: Shahbaz

Notes by Director: Shahbaz Noshir


I have realized my first feature film with the help of many people, the Crowdfunding Campaign and my film crew works largely on a volunteer basis. 

The film tells the themes of flight, expulsion and arriving in its very own way. Recent and past German history intertwine to form a new view of a global phenomenon.

Written and directed

The film tells the themes of flight, expulsion and arriving in its very own way.

We try to open a media space to marginal groups by the project.

Those who are interested in new perspectives on today's Germany, can look forward to the movie.