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      The Siren

      2023 1h 40m History Drama Animation War List
      Reviews 1980, Abadan. The capital of the Iranian oil industry is resisting an Iraqi siege. Fourteen-year-old Omid has braved the siege and stayed in the city with his grandfather, waiting for his elder brother to return from the front line. Along with Omid, a gallery of unusual characters have all remained in the city for their own reasons, and each resists in his or her own way. But the noose is tightening as Omid tries to save his loved ones, by embarking them on an abandoned boat he finds in Abadan's port, that will become his ark. Read More Read Less

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      Wendy Ide Screen International A striking, bleakly beautiful account of living in a war zone, which captures a specific and traumatic moment in Iranian history while obliquely acknowledging the present-day dissent against the current regime. Feb 17, 2023 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety Part of what makes it engaging, and a lot of what makes it exciting, is that “The Siren” doesn’t ring quite true. Feb 17, 2023 Full Review Olivia Popp Cineuropa Although the animation style holds back the feature from reaching its true heights, Farsi’s first animated effort is a stirring attempt that admirably tackles the human dimension of one of the longest international wars in contemporary global history. Dec 18, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 1980, Abadan. The capital of the Iranian oil industry is resisting an Iraqi siege. Fourteen-year-old Omid has braved the siege and stayed in the city with his grandfather, waiting for his elder brother to return from the front line. Along with Omid, a gallery of unusual characters have all remained in the city for their own reasons, and each resists in his or her own way. But the noose is tightening as Omid tries to save his loved ones, by embarking them on an abandoned boat he finds in Abadan's port, that will become his ark.
      Director
      Sepideh Farsi
      Producer
      Sébastien Onomo, Vanessa Ciszewski, David Grumbach, Annemie Degryse, Richard Lutterbeck
      Screenwriter
      Javad Djavahery
      Production Co
      Lunanime, Les Films d'ici, Bac Cinéma, Katuh Studio, TrickStudio Lutterbeck
      Genre
      History, Drama, Animation, War
      Original Language
      Persian
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)