Orange Days (Rooz-Haye Narenji)

Thu., 30. May 2019 | 19:00 | Filmforum

Drama, Iran 2018, 105‘
Director: Arash Lahooti
Cast: Hedieh Tehrani, Ali Mosaffa, Zhila Shahi, Sadaf Asgari, Roya Hosseini

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. And then there are her competitors, who don’t treat a woman to anything in this job. Well played, with sparse dialogues and strong visual language.

Afterwards conversation with the filmmaker!


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Arash Lahooti, *1982 in Tehran. After training as an editor in Yazd, he began a successful career as a documentary filmmaker: five of his documentaries were shown at over 100 festivals worldwide and won numerous prizes. ORANGE DAYS is his feature film debut, the documentary THE TRUCKER AND THE FOX has already been shown at the Iranian Film Festival in Cologne.