Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St #100 Miami, FL 33131(305) 536-5000


US Premiere

DIRECTED BY Bani Khoshnoudi

Country: Dominican Republic, Greece, Mexico, USA
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Luciérnagas

Running Time: 85min
Film Year: 2018
Category: HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award

Ramin is a young Iranian man living and working illegally in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico. He longs to travel to Turkey to be closer to his native land and his secret boyfriend, but circumstances make it all but impossible. His nostalgia and melancholy are confronted with new relationships in Veracuz, and he slowly begins to recover his own desire for love and friendship.

Fireflies is a powerful film about the harrowing consequences of exile and being perpetually cast in the role of otherness. Ramin’s dilemmas force him to own his situation and ultimately find a way to forge his true path, for perhaps the first time in his young life.

Preceded by THE ORPHAN


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Director: Bani Khoshnoudi
Producer: Elsa Reyes, Athina Tsangari, Janja Kralj, Israel Cardenas
Screenwriter: Bani Khoshnoudi
Executive Producer: Elsa Reyes
Production Company: Zensky Cine

Music: Sohrab Karimi
Cinematographer: Benjamin Echazarreta
Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger, Gil González Penilla

Cast: Arash Marandi, Edwarda Gurrola, Luis Alberti, Eligio Melendez

Bani Khoshnoudi

Bani Khoshnoudi was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Texas. Her work includes the short film “Transit” (2005), the feature documentary A People in the Shadows (2008) and the narrative feature Ziba (2012), selected for an artist-in-residence-programme at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Cinéfondation Writing Residency of the Cannes Film Festival. Fireflies (2018) premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival.