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Two & Two by Babak Anvari

Two & Two by Babak Anvari

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In a school governed by a strict regime, the pupils are informed that simple facts are no longer true.

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In a drab, anonymous grey school governed by a strict authoritarian regime, an apparently unremarkable day is turned on its head following a seemingly ridiculous announcement.

Disbelieving at first, the all male, identically uniformed pupils are informed that what they had always been taught as fact is no longer true. When the incredulous students speak out, what initially seems laughably absurd becomes desperately real as they are forced to question how far they will go to stand up for their beliefs.

Two & Two is an allegory for the absurdness of dictatorship and tyranny - and the resilience of the human spirit.

  • Teacher

    Bijan Daneshmand
  • Student 1

    Ravi Karimi
  • Student 2

    Pouyan Lotfi
Selected By
Screening on BBC HD as part of the BBC HD Film Shorts series.
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Festivals & Screenings

Raindance Film Festival, UK, 2011

Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany, 2011

Foyle International Film Festival, UK, 2011


Nominated - Best Short Film, Bafta Film Awards, 2012


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5 comments posted.

  • Apr 4, 2013


    why is it not available in my area ?

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  • Sep 25, 2012


    I totally agree with the three previous comments. Yes, a stunning and shocking lesson of what has gone on in the world and still does today, told in under ten minutes. I just loved the firing squad!

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  • Mar 8, 2012


    Really well done. It created such a powerful impact, as least towards me.

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  • Feb 20, 2012


    The most powerful film I've seen in a long time.

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  • Feb 19, 2012


    best short film i've ever seen! it was so well constructed and so economical, i can't praise it highly enough.

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