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Boxer Blood and Sweat



7-10 December 2021 – Online (buy tickets here)

103′ | Persian dialogue | English subtitles

Director: Nima Nadaf

Although he never really got to know him as his father served during the Iran Iraq war and died when Amir Ali was a newborn, the 12 year old Amir Ali still seems to suffer from the loss of his father.

To support his mother (Shirin), Amir Ali works at a carpet cleaning company with his best friend Said. He feels like he must be the man in the house. And so he violently defends his mother against immoral approaches by strange men.

After Shirin feels overwhelmed by Amir Ali’s upbringing, she signs Amir Ali up for boxing lessons. Amir Ali finds his true calling in this sport. And at the same time, he finds a new father figure in his trainer. Amir Ali becomes a passionate boxer, aiming to become a champion. And of course, winning a medal just like his late father.