“Subtotals” at international film festivals

We’re pleased to announce international film festivals, where our production from Film Essay Studio – “Subtotals” by Mohammadreza Farzad will be presented.

Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival • Forum Expanded. Germany (2022)
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival • Poland (2022)
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival • Germany (2022)
New Horizons International Film Festival • Poland (2022)
Golden Apricot International Film Festival • Yerevan. Armenia (2022)
MDOC Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival • Portugal (2022)
DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival • Kosovo (2022)
Melbourne International Film Festival • Australia (2022)

“Subtotals” (Majmouan) is an essay film about an accounting never being applied to one’s life’s products. Inspired by a short story of the same title by Gregory Burnham and the novel “Autoportrait” by Édouard Levé, and wholly composed of 8mm home movies of Iranian people, Majmouan is a meditation on the uncertainties of a life that doesn’t hand you any bills.


Director and screenwriter: Mohammadreza Farzad

Sound design: Hasan Shabankareh

Editing: Amir Adibparvar

Music: Afshin Azizi

Post-production: Hamidreza Fatourehchia

Produced by Lodz Film School Executive Producer, Road River Films

Producers: Krzysztof Franek, Kuba Mikurda, Stanisław Liguzinski, Afsun Moshiry, Dagna Kidoń