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”.
Four generations of Iranian women from Tehran talk about their dreams, about their worries and about love: For the elderly it is about love for their husbands and mothers, for the young it is also about love for art, their profession or their pets.
Aban, a woman in her mid-forties, employs seasonal workers at the orange harvest in Northern Iran. When she wins a tender for the largest plantation in the region, she needs nerves of steel to keep the column of pickers happy.
The Iranian short film shows interests and motivations of young filmmakers, it reveals new perspectives and upcoming masters. Together with filmmaker Iman Behrouzi we present a selection of the distributor FiDAN films.
According to Islamic law, Reza and Fati have three months to revoke their divorce. Reza tries a new beginning, starts to write a book, makes friends with the waitress Violet, but also remains connected to the unhappy Fati.
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.