Berlin 2016 – Competition
On a mysterious island, an orange Chevrolet Impala drives across an ancient cemetery toward an abandoned ship where an exiled political prisoner has hanged himself. The walls of the creepy ship are covered with his cryptic writings and enigmatic symbols. Are these clues to help Detective Hafizi prove the legend of earthquakes occuring whenever someone is buried in the graveyard? And how are they unbelievably limited to only the area within the cemetery? Hafizi is determined to get to the truth about this supernatural phenomenon with the help of two other young men: geologist Behnam and movie sound engineer Keyvan. The three adventurous men will need a corpse, and possibly dig even deeper to see what strange creature could lie beneath. Their unauthorized investigation and discoveries put them in danger. And the truth will remain a mystery even 50 years later, forgotten in a box in the back of a closet...
Based on a true story that could not seem any further from the truth, A DRAGON ARRIVES! is at once a re-enactment of this fantastic journey, and a search for its ending. Written,directed and produced by Mani Haghighi (MODEST RECEPTION, CANAAN, MEN AT WORK, ABADAN)