SYNOPSIS: A man shoots his family’s photographs scattered on a wall with his smartphone, unmercifully comments them and highlighting all the physical flaws that keep returning through generations: cow eyes, pot bellies, big noses, ears sticking out and wry necks. He cynically stresses every detail and points out that all these little deformities which characterize his “race” are slowly dying out. He is indeed the first in his family not to have a wry neck. Is this a little victory against an ill-fated genetic set or a trivial hope for an utopian, far-reaching and better “race”?
With this ironic animated short film and its score (Bach’s Cello Suite No.1), Samaneh Shojaei offers us a profound and irreverent reflection on distorted self-perceptions and examines the importance of the sense of belonging.