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Opponent (Motståndaren)

Opponent (Motståndaren)

Opponent (Motståndaren)

Dir. Milad Alami
119 min

Screening Saturday, January 13 at 4:00pm

About the Film

Official Selection for Sweden - Best International Feature Film, 96th Academy Awards

In the aftermath of a devastating rumor, Iman and his family have been forced to flee Iran. As refugees, they end up in a run-down hotel in northern Sweden.

Despite feeling powerless, Iman tries to maintain his role as the family patriarch. To increase their chances of asylum, he breaks a promise to his wife and joins the local wrestling club. As the rumours start to resurface, Iman’s fear and desperation begin to take a hold.

Presented in partnership with the Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective.

Film Details

Program: Iranian Film Showcase
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 119 min
Country/Region: Sweden, Norway
Language: Swedish, Farsi
Print Source: Indie Sales
Tags: Drama, LGBTQ+


Director: Milad Alami
Producer: Annika Rogell
Cinematographer: Sebastian Winterø
Screenwriter: Milad Alami
Editor: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Composer: Jon Ekstrand, Carl-Johan Sevedag
Principal Cast: Payman Maadi, Marall Nasiri, Björn Elgerd, Ardalan Esmaili