Sunday, January 28, 2024
Hanieh is a broke forty year old woman on the verge of being thrown out from her apartment by her landlord. She has tried to make a film based on her own semi-autobiographical script for years, but after accepting that she has no luck to fulfill her dream, she has no other choice than selling the script to one of her best friends who is capable of directing the film. Due to her love for the script and its details, Hanieh is not able to tolerate any indifferent and ignorant reactions during the preproduction stages, but she decides not to get involved in any conflict with the director, the cast and the crew. However, during the reading rehearsal, when others begin to judge her character as described in the script and name her a bastard and a loser, Hanieh loses her temper and gets anxious. At her friend’s office, the investor calls off the project and Hanieh’s mother appears to force her to sell her diseased father’s house, the situation gets more and more complicated.
Official Selection: SXSW
Screening as part of the Iranian Film Festival New York 2024
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- Country Iran, Germany
- Language Farsi with English Subtitles
- Running Time 79 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Iranian Film Festival New York
- Director Faeze Azizkhani
- Cast Hanieh Tavassoli, Pegah Ahangarani Farahani, Ali Mosaffa, Pedram Sharifi, Ramin Sadighi
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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