The 4th Petaluma International Film Festival once again brings the best of the international films in fiction, documentary, short, animation, music video...for a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures, arts and independent film.
Two films from Iran will be screened this year: "Wind & Fog" and "A Few Kilometers"
Wind & Fog
Director: Mohammad-Ali Talebi, 2011, Iran, 74 minutes, Cast: Payam Eris, Masume Shakori, Asadolah Asadnia, Arasto Safinejad, Anis Shakorirad
[Saturday, October 20 @ 8:25 PM]
Captivating images from pastoral northern Iran serve as a backdrop for Mohammad-Ali Talebi's enchanting tale of a boy rendered mute after losing his mother in the Iran-Iraq war. Ostracized by his classmates but doted over by his loving sister, eight-year-old Sahand--whose wan face and haunted eyes evince the unspeakable horrors he's witnessed--becomes obsessed with a wounded white goose. Making wondrous use of classic fantasy elements (the climax unfolds in a misty, magical forest), Wind & Fog is humanist filmmaking at its most affecting.
Official Selection: Vancouver International Film Festival - Awarded Berlin's Film Festival CINEMA Fairbindet Prize for contributing in an "extraordinary way" to the ongoing dialogue on important global issues.
Born in Teheran in 1958, Mohammad-Ali Talebi studied film at Teheran University. A screenwriter and director of films for children and young people, his films TICK TACK and SACK OF RICE screened in the Kinderfilmfest competition of the Berlinale in 1995 and 1997 respectively.
Filmography: 1985 CITY OF MICE, 1992 THE BOOTS, 1994 TICK TACK, 1996 SACK OF RICE, 1998 WILLOW & WIND, 2000 YOU ARE FREE, 2006 THE WALL, 2010 MEADOW, 2011 WIND & FOG
A Few Kilometers
Director: Ebrahim Irajzadeh, 2012, Iran, 17 minutes
[Saturday, October 20 @ 8:25 PM ~ Screening with: Wind & Fog]
The film tells the story of two women who came across each other on the road and it turns out that...
Ebrahim Irajzad was born on July19, 1981. He majored in Directing at Sooreh University in 2005.In the same year; he directed his first short film called " Love, a Sorrowful Tale". The movie appeared at: Khaneye Cinema Festival (2005), Short Film Festival in Tehran (2005), Saye Student-Film Festival (2007) and Razavi Short Film (2007), in order, it was nominated for Best Short Film; also it was awarded for Best Picture, Best Edit, Best Directing, Best Music and Best Screenplay. In 2007, he directed his first short documentary called ' Just Look at Our Hands, Would You' And in 2012, he finished directing his third short film called" A few kilometer's Away".
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