Riots roar and explosions ignite. Inside, Sara’s songs are carried into the wind of a fan. Her very pregnant mother and mysterious aunt struggle with tradition versus modernity. Through her senses, Sara creates a world of songs and stories all her own.
‘Wonderland’ has been developed based on my own memories of the 1979 revolution in Iran. I treated my feelings around these memories as the heart of this film. The intensity of the images which I have been carrying since we left Iran guided me through the construction of the structure and the narrative. In the times we are living, ‘Wonderland’ could happen anywhere, anytime. This is the reason for choosing to place Wonderland in an unidentified time and country, in a language spoken with different accents.
With ‘Wonderland’ I create a space in image and sound where the different perspectives of the characters meet to generate a new and fresh frame of mind.
- Parisa Yousef Doust
Parisa Yousef Doust
Boris van Hoof
Intolerant Film Collective