Abbassi was one of the most active producers of pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema. Abbas Kiarostami, Amir Naderi, Massoud Kimiaie – some of the most famous filmmakers initially worked for Abbassi’s “Payam Production”.
Maryam Sepehri portrays the important film historian and intellectual Hamid Naficy, who has been living in exile in California for four decades.
The animation films produced by Kanoon make use of all the medium’s possibilities for transformation and metamorphosis: a shadow that becomes independent, a little man that escapes the carpenter’s wood chips, a small bird that befriends a scarecrow, and goats that become clouds.
Toghiri’s debut approaches the situation of young people in Iran from different perspectives. Omid, Aida, Amir and Sepideh belong to a group connected by friendships and love relationships.