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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Khab é Talkh

Fortnight 2004, Feature film, 1h27

Synopsis

For forty years Esfandiar has been unconcernedly preparing corpses for the journey to their final resting place. Whilst preparing a burial service he’s taken ill and is confronted with the fragility of his own life.

Director

Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Born in Abadan, Iran in 1972, Mohsen Amiryoussefi and his family moved from the border city to Sedeh, his mother’s hometown, at the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war. He studied mathematics at the University of Ispahan but eventually gravitated towards the arts, in particular the theatre, writing plays and scripts before finally turning to the cinema. His short films include: The Fine (1995), Nader, Son of the Sword (1998), Father and Son (1999), Stony Hands (2000) and Caravan (2002). His debut feature, BITTER DREAM, was shown in competition at the 2004 Montreal World Film Festival.

Abbas Esfandiari
Delbar Ghassri
Moshen Rahimi
Safar-Ali Safari
Yadollah Anvari

Screenplay
Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Image
Bayram Fazli

Sound
Mohammad-Reza Delpak

Editing
Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Set decoration
Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Production : Touba films N°9, 11ème rue , Avenue Gandhi Téhéran Iran tél : +98 91 237 54 739 fax : +33 (0)4 93 38 75 61 mohsen1739@hotmail.com ventes à l’étranger : DreamLab 145, rue d’Antibes 06400 Cannes France tél / fax : +33 (0)4 93 38 75 61 nasrine@online.fr nasrine_mirshab@hotmail.com

Title in Original Version : Bitter Dream

Awards

Mention spéciale Caméra d’Or,Prix “Regards jeunes” – Long métrage