Nahid, Featuring: Sareh Bayat, pejman Bazeghi, Navid Mohammadzadeh "1st Sheed Persian Film Festival" Dallas-2016 Past

Monday, May 30, 2016 ,
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Dallas, TX, United States
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Director: Ida PANAHANDEH
Scriptwriter: Arsalan AMIRI, Ida PANAHANDEH
Editor: Arsalan AMIRI
Music: Majid POUSTI
Director of Photography: Morteza GHEIDI
Sound: Jahangir MIRSHEKARI, Mehdi EBRAHIMZADEH, Mehrshad MALAKOUTI
Set Decorator: Mehdi MOUSSAVI
Country: IRAN
Runtime: 105.00 minutes
Release: 2015

Cast: Sareh BAYAT, Pejman BAZEGHI, Navid MOHAMMAD ZADEH, Milad HOSSEIN POUR, Pouria RAHIMI, Nasrin BABAEI

Synopsis: A young divorcee living with her son in a small northern city of Iran, wants to marry the man she has fallen in love with. According to the current rules, the father has the custody of children; however, her ex-husband has granted her that right on the condition that she doesn’t remarry. Struggling to keep both of her beloved ones, she has to think about the third option: Temporary Marriage (Sighe). However, this will get her into a predicament, as despite its being legal, Sighe is not well-received by the society at all. Would temporary marriage be a good solution for her?

Director Biography:
Ida Panahandeh was born in Tehran in 1979. She has an MFA in Film Directing, and a BFA in Film Photography. She started film making when she was a student in Tehran Art University, and has made many short films. As a talented filmmaker, she was invited to make TV movies for the Iranian State TV and was awarded in different national TV festivals. She was chosen and invited to participate in 2009’s Berlinale “Talent Campus” with her short film “Cockscomb Flower”. As a female filmmaker, she has always been interested in women's issues and has tried to do her best in improving the cultural view on women by making documentaries, the effort which is also reflected in her first feature film, “Nahid”

Festivals:
Cannes – Un Certain Regards (13 – 24 May 2015/France) Promising Future Prize (Prix de l'Avenir)
International Film Festival Film by the Sea in Netherlands(11- 20 Sept 2015/Netherlands)
Int’l Manaki Brothers in Republic of Macedonia (18-27 Sept 2015/Macedonia)The Small Golden Camera & Special Mention
Athens Int’l F.F (23 Sept. - 4 Oct. 2015/ Greece)
Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada (24 Sept.- 9 Oct. 2015/Canada)
Zurich FF (24 Sept.– 4 Oct. 2015/Switzerland)
Festival Int’l du Film de Femmes (28 Sept.- 3 Oct. 2015)
Homburg Int’l F.F (1-10 Oct. 2015/Germany)
Busan Int’l F.F (1-10 Oct. 2015/Korea)
Rio de Janeiro Int’l FF (1 – 14 Oct. 2015 / Brazil)
Festival Passion Cinema (5 Oct. 2015/France)
Festival Int'l du Film Independent de Bordeaux (8 - 14 Oct. 2015 / France) Winner of the Prize of the Guild of Cinema French Critic
Ghent Int’l F.F (13-24 Oct. 2015/Belgium)
Chicago Int’l F.F. (15 – 29 Oct. 2015 / USA) Winner of the Roger Ebert Award
Tofifest Int’l F.F. (18 – 25 Oct. 2015 / Poland)
Valladolid Int’l F.F (24 -31 Oct. 2015/ Spain)
AFI FEST (5 – 12 Nov. 2015 / USA)
Taipei Golden Horse F.F (5-20 Nov. 2015/Taiwan)
Stockholm Int’l F.F (11-22 Nov. 2015/Sweden)
IFF Bratislava (12-17 Nov. 2015/Slovak Republic)
Carthage Int’l FF (21 – 28 Nov. 2015 / Tunis)
Asia Pacific Screen Award (26 Nov. 2015/Australia)
Festival Cinéma et Droits Humain (8-10 Nov. 2015/France)
International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (29 Nov. – 6 Dec. 2015 / Turkey)
Goteborg F.F (29 Jan.-8 Feb. 2016/Sweden)
Hong Kong Int’l F.F. (21 March – 4 April 2016 / Hong Kong)

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