No Hard Feelings (Futur Drei / Wir) by Faraz Shariat (Germania, 2020)

director Faraz Shariat

screenplay Faraz Shariat, Paulina Lorenz

cinematography Simon Vu

film editing Friederike Hohmuth

music Jakob Hüffell, Säye Skye, Jan Günther

cast Benjamin Radjaipour, Eidin Jalali, Banafshe Hourmazdi

production Jünglinge Film, Iconoclast Germany, Jost Hering Filme

Synopsis

Parvis, the son of exiled Iranians, copes with life in his small hometown by indulging himself with pop culture, Grindr dates, and raves. After being caught shoplifting, he is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran. As a romantic attraction between Parvis and Amon grows, the fragile relationship between the three is put to a test. They find and lose each other throughout a summer of fleeting youth, an intense first love, an attempt at a joint future, as well as the stark realisation that, in Germany, they are not equal.