Faraz Shariat’s vivid, fizzing debut is a moving gay love story, a thoughtful coming of age tale and an unconventional drama, probing complex issues of sexuality and identity in modern Europe. Parvis is the teenage son of exiled Iranians, living in a small town in Germany, enthusiastically pursuing a hedonistic lifestyle of raves, Grindr dates, and petty crime. After being caught shoplifting, he is sentenced to community service at a refugee shelter where he meets siblings Banafshe and Amon, who have fled Iran. His romantic attraction to Amon grows, forcing him to radically reassess his values and identity.
“Faraz Shariat’s gorgeously mould-breaking debut announces itself with all the endearing energy and erotic chemistry of a Xavier Dolan film.” -Stephen A Russell, Time Out
“No Hard Feelings is a love story, an immigrant tale and the announcement of an exciting new talent in Shariat.”- Jessica Kiang, Variety
Alemannic, Alsatian, Swiss German