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by Bani Khoshnoudi


Ramin is a young gay man in his 30s who fled the repression in Iran and arrived to Veracruz after traveling clandestinely on a boat from Turkey. While coping with the distance that he has taken with his loved-ones, he begins to discover a freer life here, far from Iran. 

international title: Fireflies
original title: Luciérnagas
country: Mexico, United States, Greece, Dominican Republic
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Bani Khoshnoudi
screenplay: Bani Khoshnoudi, Elsa Reyes
cast: Arash Marandi, Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Luis Alberti, Eligio Meléndez, Eduardo Mendizábal
cinematography by: Benjamín Echazarreta
film editing: Gilberto González Penilla, Miguel Schverdfinger
art director: Florent Vitse
producer: Bani Khoshnoudi, Elsa Reyes
co-producer: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Athina Rachel Tsangari
associate producer: Janja Kralj
line producer: Yadhira Mata
production: Haos Film, Zensky Cine (MX), Pensée Sauvage Films (US), Foprocine (MX), Aurora Dominicana (DO)
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