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Forward Back

World Premiere

Forward Back

Mistaya Hemingway, Kaveh Nabatian

Canada | 2024 | 13 min
This film will be presented during the event La Nuit de la danse on March 21, 2024 at Théâtre Outremont.

Directed by choreographer and dancer Mistaya Hemingway and Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Kaveh Nabatian, Forward Back is an open-air adaptation of the iconic piece by American dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham (19192019) 50 Looks, supported by timeless photography and soundtrack. A group of dancers moves within a vast, futuristic-looking landscape… Film manipulations appear on screen as a changing light diffuses through the choreography, inviting the dancers to confront elusive forces…
Director Mistaya Hemingway, Kaveh Nabatian
Script Mistaya Hemingway
Director of Photography Simran Dewan
Editing Claude Lemay
Sound Sacha Ratcliffe

In Partnership with


• Théâtre Outremont
Thursday, march 21, 2024, 07:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.


Mistaya Hemingway

Mistaya Hemingway

In the last few years, Mistaya has been exploring the film form, collaborating on mixed media projects and creating work in the public space. She has also created visuals for Justin Timberlake , Patrick Watson, Islands and Karneef. Mistaya is directing and producing her own screendance projects. Forward Back is Mistaya’s first collaboration with director, Kaveh Nabatian.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
At Lake (2022)
Naïade (2021)
Tamporo Redux (2016)
Love song for robots (2015)
Amelia (2003)
Kaveh Nabatian

Kaveh Nabatian

Kaveh Nabatian is an award-winning Iranian-Canadian director and musician whose evocative filmmaking has brought to life stories from the margins of society and across the world: Haiti, Nunavut, New York and beyond. His latest feature Kite Zo A premiered at SXSW in 2023.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected Films :
Kite Zo A (2022)
Sin La Habana (2020)
The Seven Last Words (2019)
A Crack in Everything (2017)
Holika (2015)

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