Ashkan, The Charmed Ring & Other Stories 2017-05-03T06:20:48+00:00

Project Description

Ashkan, The Charmed Ring & Other Stories

Sydney Premiere | 2012

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Born in 1977 in Marand, Iran, Shahram Mokri is a graduate of Cinema from Tehran’s Soureh College. He started making short films in 2000 and he’s also edited eight TV dramas, two TV series and more than 20 short and documentary films. His short films brought him national and international recognition and Ashkan, The Charmed Ring And Other Stories is his debut feature film.

Synopsis

his film crosses five interlocking stories: A police officer who is unhappily in love with a cashier, a sculptor who dreams of emigrating, a young man who constantly tries to commit suicide, and, in the midst of it all, two blind jewellery thieves, who are about to make the heist of their lives. The various threads of the narrative cross each other in unexpected ways, but all the pieces of the puzzle fall into exactly the right place.

Festivals

  • Winner of Best Director at Tehran Film Festival (2009)
  • Jury’s Special Mention Pusan International Film Festival (2009)

Production Team

Director
Shahram Mokri
Country
Iran
Runtime 
90 min
Language
Farsi with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2012
Screenwriter 
Shahram Mokri
Producer
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast
Mohammad Abbasi, Sadaf Ahmadi, and Amir-Hossein Asani

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