The Warden (Sorkhpoust)

Fri., 27 November 2020 | 19:30

Iran 2019
Feature film, 90′, original with English subtitles

Director & Screenplay Nima Javidi
Camera Hooman Behmanesh
Music Ramin Kousha
Performing artists Navid Mohammadzad, Maani Haghighi, Parinaz Izadyar, Atila Pesyani

Iran in the 1960s: In a wasteland in the south of the country, an old prison fortress is to make way for an airport. The ambitious Colonel Jahed supervises the eviction, a promotion is in prospect and the young social worker Susan awakens his interest. Suddenly one of the prisoners disappears without a trace within the walls – a man sentenced to death – Jahed’s reputation is at stake.

Nima Javidi’s second film is convincing in terms of setting, camera work and actors – above all, probably the most present actor in Iran at the moment, Navid Mohammadzadeh plays the young colonel comparatively reservedly, but as a sleeping volcano.

Ticket prices
Price per film: 6,80€*
The tickets can be purchased on the streaming site. The sale starts on Thursday (26.11.) at 18 o’clock. Billing will be handled by Rushlake Media.

A festival pass (for 10 films) can be purchased for 39 €* by e-mail. You will receive a payment order from the general cinema as well as 10 coupon codes with which you can pay for the films on the streaming site.

* incl. fees


Nima Javidi (*1980). Degree in mechanical engineering. Since 1999 six short films, two documentaries, about 30 TV spots. His debut “Melbourne” was screened at more than 80 festivals worldwide and received twelve international awards. His second film “The Warden” premiered at the Fajr Film Festival 2019.