A Very Ordinary Citizen 2017-04-27T01:14:51+00:00

Project Description

A Very Ordinary Citizen

Australian Premiere | 2015

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Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Born in 1973 in Hamedan Iran, Majid Barzegar holds a BA in Film and an MA in Dramatic Literature. He has made several short and documentary films. Rainy Seasons (2010), his first feature film, has been in official selection at festivals such as Rotterdam and Montreal.

Synopsis

Tehran. Present day.
After the death of his wife and facing the onset of Alzheimer’s Mr Safari, an eighty-year-old pensioner, decides to visit his son, who lives abroad and cannot return home for security reasons.
Sara, a young woman working in a travel agency, is given the task of organising Mr Safari’s travel arrangements.
But then Mr Safiri falls in love with Sara, gives up all ideas of travelling and decides, before his memory completely fails, to express his love for Sara at any price, even if it involves murder.

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Festivals

  • 51st Chicago International Film Festival, USA. October 15-29, 2015. « International Feature Film Competition »
  • 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece. November 6-15, 2015. « Open Horizons » section.
  • 20th Kerala International Film Festival, India. December 4-11, 2015. « World Cinema » section.
  • 5th Iranian Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic. January 13-17, 2016. « Special Screenings » section.
  • Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, Scotland, UK. February 19-21, 2016. Venue: Filmhouse Cinema, « Non Competitive Festival
  • 29th Finale Plzen Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic. April 2016.
  • 3rd Köln Iranian Film Festival, Germany. May 26-29, 2016.
  • 2nd Zurich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland. May 26-June 1, 2016.
  • 4ème Festival Cinéma (s) d’Iran, Paris, France. June 1-7, 2016.
  • Das Iranische Wien, Vienna, Austria. Screening date: June 12, 2016
  • Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia. July 10-17, 2016. Non competitive section « Yerevan Premieres »

Production Team

Director
Majid Barzegar
Country
Iran
Runtime 
100 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2015
Screenwriter 
Majid Barzegar
Producer
Majid Modarresi & Saeed Armand
Cinematographer 
Amin Jafari
Editor
Hamidreza Barzegar
Cast
 Soured Mnatsakanian, Shadi Karamroudi, Nahid Hadadi

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