Maya

(Maya)

This thrilling film full of unexpected twists tells the story of the famous Iranian tigress Maya, and is a masterful presentation of our relationship with wild animals and the natural world around us.

Tigress Maya was born in captivity. Mohsen, the head keeper at one of Iran’s biggest zoos, has cared for her ever since. Maya spends her days at the zoo – in a cage, ever in the public eye and admired by visitors of all ages. When Mohsen receives an offer that would make Maya the protagonist of this film, he doesn’t hesitate. He arranges the necessary permits and travels with her to the north of the country, to the Caspian Sea where tigers once roamed the wild. During an evening walk Maya manages to run away and, thanks to the present camera, we are able to watch as long-suppressed animal instincts begin to awaken in the young tigress. Even though Maya is recaptured at the end, this incident unleashes a wave of other events that reveal the much darker background to this story.

About the film

Director: Anson Hartford, Jamshid Mojaddadi
UK
2020 | 86 min.

Language: Farsi

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Category

UnEarthed

Director

Anson Hartford

Filmography
2020 - Maya
2012 - Ping Pong
2011 - Beads on One String
2007 - James Ravilious: A World in Pictures

Anson  Hartford

Jamshid Mojaddadi

Filmography
2020 - Maya

Jamshid  Mojaddadi

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