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Shab, Dakheli, Divar (Beyond the Wall)

Venezia 79 Competition
Director:
Vahid Jalilvand
Production:
Ali Jalilvand
Running Time:
126’
Language:
Farsi
Country:
Iran
Main Cast:
Navid Mohammadzadeh, Diana Habibi, Amir Aghaee, Saeed Dakh, Danial Kheirikhah, Alireza Kamali
Screenplay:
Vahid Jalilvand
Cinematographer:
Adib Sobhani
Editor:
Vahid Jalilvand
Production Designer:
Keyvan Moghaddam
Costume Designer:
Keyvan Moghaddam
Music:
Olafur Arnalds, Mohammadreza Shajarian
Sound:
Dariush Sadeghpour, Alireza Alavian
Visual Effects:
Mohammad Baradaran

Synopsis

Ali, a blind man, is attempting to commit suicide when he is interrupted by the concierge of his building. He is informed that the police are in search of a woman who has escaped and hidden somewhere in the building. Little by little, Ali finds out that the fugitive woman, Leila, is inside his apartment. After participating in a workers’ protest that led to chaos, she is distraught about her four-year-old son who was lost when she was taken in a police van. Gradually, Ali becomes emotionally attached to her. Wishing to flee reality, helping Leila becomes a refuge in his own world of imagination.

Director’s Statement

In 2018, I heard about reviving public’s lost hope in an audio file by a famous Iranian poet: “Without hope, we’ll never find the strength to stand up... no fresh air for us to breathe in... no life left to live.” I asked myself how we can give to a public wounded by misfortunes and cruelty the hope to stand up, breathe and live again. The answer was in a poem: “Imagine the world is asleep, and no letter arrives to its destination, / Imagine some are far away or have never been around, / Imagine that they take the bread away from the table, and the words from a book, blossoms from the trees and the smile from our lips, / What will they do to our dreams?” And this was the beginning of Shab, Dakheli, Divar.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION: Ali Jalilvand
No.3, Ebne Sina St., Shahid Shah Nazari St., Mohseni Square
1545948111 – Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel. +98 2122250106
Mob. +98 9121160919
ali.jalilvand121@yahoo.com

WORLD SALES: Michael Weber – The Match Factory
Domstrasse 60
50668 – Cologne, Germany
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info@matchfactory.de
www.the-match-factory.com
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PRESS OFFICE: Viviana Andriani, Aurelie Dard – RENDEZ-VOUS PR
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ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Viviana Andriani, Aurelie Dard – RENDEZ-VOUS PR
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