Hoda Taheri

Hoda Taheri (Iran, 1992) is an Iranian refugee artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. In 2016, she received her bachelor’s degree in visual communication from Limkokwing University in Malaysia. Her first short film, Mother Prays All Day Long, received a special mention at the Locarno Film Festival 2022 and was nominated for the German Film Awards.


Confused about German bureaucracy and questioning her sexuality, Hoda, an Iranian asylum seeker in Berlin, finds herself hooked on Magdalena, who promised to ensure her asylum by marrying her. Due to changes in Magdalena’s private life, her decision to marry Hoda becomes more complex.