I Want To Be A King 2017-04-28T07:05:23+00:00

Project Description

I Want To Be A King

Australian Premiere | 2015

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Born in Iran 1978. Mehdi Ganji is a 2002 filmmaking graduate from the Tehran University of Art. Having specialized in imagery, he started working as a cameraman and film editor in fiction films and in documentaries, working with various Iranian channels and International networks and television like Newsweek, Arte and etc. He is member of Iranian Documentary Film Society.

Synopsis

Abbas has turned his own home to a guest house in a nomadic area of Iran. With the support of his wife and three children, he runs a successful Eco-tourism business. He has an ambitious dream, creating a new tribe by his own and becoming the sovereign. Therefore, he plans seriously to fulfill his dream and searching for a nomadic girl to be the queen of his tribe. Since he is Muslim, he has the right of taking more than one wife at the same time. His current wife and children are against this idea and break up with him.

Festivals

  • IDFA Documentary festival – Official Competition
  • Sheffield Documentary Festival
  • AFI Docs
  • Winner of best Director -Fajr Film Festival

Production Team

Director
Mehdi Ganji
Country
Iran
Runtime 
70 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Year
2014
Screenwriter 
Mehdi Ganji
Producer
Sahar Razaviebrahimi
Cast
Abbas Barzegar

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