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The Formula

Short Film Starring Sevdaliza

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Emmanuel Adjei directs ‘The Formula’, a powerful and emotive short film starring Dutch Iranian artist Sevdaliza that explores themes of both love and loss.

Featuring three of her songs on the soundtrack, Sevdaliza plays Zillah, an artist who is struggling with her mental health, her relationship with her partner (played by Saman Amini), and her work. The trials of all three lead this film to it’s emotional conclusion.

A beautifully-paced and deeply cinematic work, Adjei’s film starts at the end, and is sparse in exposition throughout, but gives the viewer just enough story to piece all the fragments together, and discover Zillah’s story.