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Project Description

Heiran

Sydney Premiere | 2012

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Shalizeh Arefpour was born in Tehran in 1970. She is a cinema graduate from the Filmmaking Training Center. In 1990 she started her cinematic career as a script girl and ever since she has cooperated with many famous cinema and TV filmmakers in 26 movies as programmer, assistant director, scriptwriter and editor. She experienced her first filmmaking in the short film called “The Shadow of Moon” in 2004. She then made 3 documentaries “Under the Skin of Baran” in 2001, “Goal in the Dark” in 2003 and “Inside Me” in 2004. “Heiran” is her first feature film for which she is also the scriptwriter.

Synopsis

During the rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan about 3 million Afghans, mostly illegal immigrants, entered Iran, causing numerous problems for the Iranian and hardly being accepted by the society. This film is the story of a 17 year old rural girl, Mahi, who falls in love with an Afghan student named Heiran, who has come to their village to work. But given the position of Afghans in Iran, Mahi’s family is strictly against her marriage. She is forced to choose between her family and her love.

Festivals

  • Winner of Best Film in Tunis International Film Festival (2009)
  • New Talent Award at Hong Kong Asia Film Festival (2009)

Production Team

Director
Shalize Arefpour
Country
Iran
Runtime 
88 min
Language
Farsi with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2009
Screenwriter 
Shalize Arefpour and Naghme Samini
Producer
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Jahangir Kosari
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast

Baran Kosari, Mehrdad Seddighian and Khosro Shakibaei

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