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A Hairy Tale

Directed by Homayoun Ghanizadeh
Iran | 2019 | 105 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
SYNOPSIS

Danesh works at a small barbershop, but his true calling is to become an actor. Manfered promises to act as his agent and introduce him to a famous director, if Danesh gathers enough long hair to make a wig. At the same time, murders are being committed in the city. Detective Kiani is here to investigate and like he says: it’s a messy situation. Homayoung Ghanizadeh pays tribute to the surrealism of his favourite playwrights in a delightful, bizarre black comedy which won the 37th Fajr Film Festival last year.

FESTIVALS

Winner – Fajr Film Festival 2019
Jury Special Award – Warsaw International Film Festival 2019
Minsk Listapad International Film Festival 2019
Oslo Films from the South Festival 2019
Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival 2019
Fribourg International Film Festival 2020
Taipei Fantasy Golden Horse Film Festival 2020

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A Hairy Tale

Directed by Homayoun Ghanizadeh
Iran | 2019 | 105 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
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SYNOPSIS

Danesh works in a barbershop and dreams about becoming an actor. Shapoor is in love with both canned tuna and politics. The city is full of beggars while an earthquake may happen soon. Every now and then a body of a dead woman, with shaved head, is found nearthe sea. Who is the killer and is the barbershop in any way related? As the Inspector Kiani says: It’s a messy situation.

FESTIVALS

Winner – Fajr Film Festival 2019
Jury Special Award – Warsaw International Film Festival 2019
Minsk Listapad International Film Festival 2019
Oslo Films from the South Festival 2019
Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival 2019
Fribourg International Film Festival 2020
Taipei Fantasy Golden Horse Film Festival 2020

CREDITS

Director & Scriptwriter: Homayoun Ghanizadeh
Producer: Ali Mosaffa
Director of Photography: Ali Ghazi
Editor: Haydeh Safiyari
Music: Mohammad Ghanizadeh
Sound Recording: Mahmoud Kashani
Sound Designer: Amir-Hossein Ghasemi
Make Up: Iman Omidvari
Set Designer: Soheil Danesh
Costume Designer: Elham Moin
Visual Effects: Javad Matouri

CAST

Saber Abar
Ali Nasirian
Babak Hamidian
Hadieh Tehrani
Reza Kiani

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