The Siren (2023)

1980. Abadan, the oil capital of Iran, resists the Iraqi siege. Omid, 14, refuses to leave the city despite the siege and stays with his grandfather to wait for his older brother, who is fighting on the front lines. He meets unusual characters who all have their different reasons for staying in the city. As the situation deteriorates and the city is about to fall, Omid tries to save everyone he cares about with an abandoned boat he discovered in the port of Abadan. The boat becomes his ark.

Feature Animation
France / Germany / Luxembourg / Belgium 2023
Directed by: Sepideh Farsi
Written by: Javad Djavahery
Graphic author: Zaven Najjar
Editing: Laurent Prim
Composer: Saeid Shanbehzadeh

Production: Les Films d’Ici, Katuh Studio, Bac Cinema, Lunanime, Trickstudio Lütterbeck
Produced by: Sébastien Onomo, Vanessa Ciszewski, David Grumbach, Annemie Degryse, Richard Lutterbeck
In coproduction with: ARTE/SR
German supporters: FFA, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, Brot für die Welt, EZEF

World Sales: Bac Films Distribution