Concerning the Bodyguard

Truth To Power
Director: Kasra Farahani | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2016 | Length: 10 min
Language: English with English subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF16

Based on the short story by Donald Barthelme — originally published in the New Yorker Magazine in 1978 — filmmaker Kasra Farahani tells the story of an anonymous bodyguard, tasked with the protection of an imposing leader whose power is slipping from his grasp in this visually dazzling short film.

Read by literary giant Salman Rushdie, the omniscient narrator explores the nuances of power and conspiracy, and the relationship between the bodyguard and the principle, showing what can happen when a bodyguard unintentionally — or intentionally — relaxes his guard.


Toronto International Film Festival, Official selection

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