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Susan Gordanshekan is a German filmmaker of Iranian origins. She first studied Communication Design (specializing in video and multimedia-design), but in the course of her studies she realized that her real passion was to make movies. After working for a German broadcaster and a film production company, she began studying Film at the University of Television and Film in Munich. Over the years, she has made several documentaries and three short fiction films. Notably, her documentary GARÇONS MANQUÉS and the short fiction ICE FLOWERS were screened at numerous films festivals worldwide. ICE FLOWERS premiered at 61st Berlinale. In 2013/14, she attended the 27th session of Cinéfondation Residence of Festival de Cannes in Paris where she developed her first feature film A DYSFUNCTIONAL CAT.