THROUGH LOVE, THORNS BECOME ROSES
A film by Philippe Gazagne
With Ali Mehrjawi and the collaboration of Alessandro Monsutti
'Through Love, Thorns Become Roses' is a film about and with Ali, an Afghan asylum seeker caught in an in-between life in Athens for 12 years. During a journey with him between Athens and Patras, Ali’s memories and his taste for poetry mingle with a narration of his dreams and insomnia. Challenging conventional logics of time and space, the film interweaves evocations of Ali’s past with immersions in present-day events and cityscapes of Athens.