An adaption of the Middle Eastern legend, Layla & Majnun, UCHRONIA depicts two disembodied Dark Matter aliens traveling from the furthest parts of the universe to planet 52°N,13°E: Berlin, Germany. Seeking their amorous union, an aim that would cause a cosmic catastrophe on their home planet, Earth enables the strangers to incarnate into human bodies and become matter, offering the promise of finally realizing their love. But the bodies they have chosen are freighted with their own physical, social, and conceptual baggage, entangling Layla & Majnun in a series of terrestrial problems they struggle to understand.

UCHRONIA is divided into three chapters, each chapter re-tells the plot of the film through three different cinematic styles, three sets of protagonists and three versions of the story’s outcome.

2019 (German cinema release)

Length: 93”
Screening Formats: DCP, Blu-Ray, Quicktime
Versions: German, English

Cast: Michael Lewitscharoff, Elisabeth Helene Simon, Bashier, Abou-Essah,
Lina Erdogan, Vince Tillots, Ignazio Caporrimo et al.

Narrator: Jasmin Tabatabai

Writer, Director: Azin Feizabadi
Director of Photography: Carlos Andrés López, Carlos Vasquez
Gaffer: Catalina Fernández
Music: Amen Feizabadi
Kamancheh Performance: Saba Alizadeh
Production Design: Merle Vorwald
Editor: Stephan Bechinger, Mohammad Abdel Gawad, Azin Feizabadi
Make-Up artist: Nuria De Lario
Sound: Jaime Guijarro Bustamante, Kai Ziarkowski, Simon Konrad
Sound Design: Jaime Guijarro Bustamante
Research and Director Assistant: Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze
Production Manager: Viktoria Stolpe, Caroline Kirberg
Production: Maximilian Haslberger, Amerikafilm

Funded by by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Einstein Stiftung, Graduiertenschule der UdK Berlin, KKWV & Amerikafilm GmbH

Related texts & articles:
Podcast – Wolf im Ohr: UCHRONIA with Director & Producer, 2021 © Wolf in space, Interview: Anna Kondring

Once Upon A Time, Once Upon No Time, Introductory Notes, 2018 © Galerie Wedding, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Grenzgänger im Zeitfluss, Zitty, 7th Issue 2018 © GCM, Irmgard Berner

Pisces, August 2018
Short story in reference to UCHRONIA,
printed in After Cinema 2019
© Ashkan Sepahvand, Archive Books

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