Opaque spectacle

The paris Diary of Paul-Adolphe Löffler

A film by Afsaneh Salari
Based on Journal de Paris d’un exilé, Löffler, Paul-Adolphe, (1924-1939)

The Hungarian communist, writer, journalist, and antifascist activist Paul-Adolphe Löffler (1901-1979) describes Paris in his diary as a dazzling place of longing, which, however, regularly disappoints him. As a refugee with forged papers, he arrives by train at Gare de l’Est, where the city immediately robs him of his illusions: Paris seems less beautiful and sunny than expected.

This film is a collaboration between We Refugees Archive and Docmaniacs Collective.
France & Germany | 9’ | Creative Documentary

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Directing and script: Afsaneh Salari

Camera: Afsaneh Salari, Joëlle Abou Chabké

Voice Over: Kristof Pap

Editing: Afsaneh Salari

Sound Design and Mix: Hirad Alavifard

Original Music: Taha Amadeh

Music Extract: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt

Translation: Miriam Schulz

Special Thanks: Hamedreza Izadpanah, Bálint Pap, Hoda Siahtiri, Sepand Saedi