Akram and Azar, two sisters, lie about the disappearance of their brother by telling everyone he has fled to Germany. As time goes by, however, the “lie” turns into “reality” in Akram’s mind, so that she believes her brother will come back.

  • Original title: بوتاکس
  • English title: Botox
  • Director: Kaveh Mazaheri
  • Country: Iran and Canada
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Year: 2020
  • Length: 97 min
  • Dialogues: Persian (Farsi), German
  • Cast: Sousan Parvar, Mahdokht Molaei, Soroush Saeidi

Logline: Two Sisters, a lie, a strained relationship, a body. Some lies have a life of their own.

Selective list of festivals and awards: Torino Film Festival (Italy, Nov 2020) / Winner Best Film and Best Screenplay (Kaveh Mazaheri and Sepinood Najian) | Fajr International Film Festival (Iran, June 2021) / Winner Best First Feature Film


Director’s bio: Born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran. He has made five short fiction films and more than twenty documentaries. One of his films named “Retouch” which became very successful in Iranian cinema history has won more than 80 international awards and it was qualified at three Academy Awards qualifying film festivals such as Tribeca, Krakow and Palm Springs in 2017.

“Botox” is his first feature fiction, which won Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Torino Film Festival in 2020.