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Project Description

Inversion

Australian Premiere | 2016

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Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Born in 1972, Behnam Behzadi graduated with BA in filmmaking from Faculty of Cinema in Tehran. He has made more than 20 films including shorts, TV movies and documentaries. He has won various awards in international film festivals, especially for his first feature, BEFORE THE BURIAL in 2008. His previous film, BENDING THE RULES won 2013 Special Jury Prize in Tokyo IFF, Audience Award in Nantes and Special Prize in Mannheim.

Synopsis

Tehran’s air pollution has reached maximum levels because of thermal inversion. Unmarried 30-something Niloofar lives with her aged mother, and stays busy with her alterations shop. When doctors insist that her mother must leave smoggy Tehran for her respiratory health, Niloofar’s older brother and sister decide that she must also move away to accompany her mother. Niloofar is torn between family loyalty and living her own life and pursuing a potential love interest. She is the youngest and she has always obeyed their orders, but this time she must stand up for herself.

Festivals

  • Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 2016

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Production Team

Director
Behnam Behzadi
Country
Iran
Runtime 
84 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2016
Screenwriter 
Behnam Behzadi
Producer
Behnam Behzadi
Cinematographer 
Bahram Badakhshani
Editor
Meysam Molaei
Cast
Sahar Dowlatshahi, Ali Mosaffa, AliReza Aghakhani

Festival Program