The white balloon goes back to her home country, Iran, after 5 years of living in Europe, to ask her old friends to play in her film.
Looking for spontaneous collaborations in troublesome moments, she asks them to replay scenes of bribery.
To her surprise her friends are reluctant to help her, blaming her for going along with European stereotypes.
Frustrated of having to insist, the white balloon gets into a fight with her best friend Ayan.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Vida DENA is an Iranian female artist (1984, Tehran) who is currently living in Brussels, Belgium. She got her Bachelor in Architecture from Azad Art and Architecture University in Tehran. In summer 2009 she left for Sweden to continue her Master in Fine Arts in Umeå academy of fine arts.
She works with various mediums following her coherent artistic concept.
Censorship, self-censorship, filters, double identities, dislocation and finally the effect of social construction on shaping personalities are the core ideas of her art works.
She works with films, drawings, installation, mixed media and videos. Her works are indirect criticisms to the context from which she comes.
Currently she is working as an artist in Brussels. She is also studying her master in Film making in KASK university of Gent, Belgium.