Wednesday, May 9th, Featuring: Niki Karimi, Amir Aghaei Past

Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 - Hawthorn, Australia

Directed: Vahid Jalilvand
Script Writer: Vahid Jalilvand, Hossein Mahkam, Ali Zarnegar
Director of Photography: Morteza Poursamadi
Edit: Vahid Jalilvand, Sepehr Vakili
Music: Karen Homayunfar
Sound: Yadollah Najafi, Alireza Alavian
Make-Up: Saeid Malekan
Costume & Set Designer: Babak Karimi-Tari
Producer: Ali Jalilvand, Mohmmad Hosein Latifi
Country: IRAN
Runtime: 102 Minutes
Release Date: 2015

Cast: Niki Karimi, Amir Aghaei, Borzou Arjmand, Kataneh Afshar Nejad, Shahrokh Forootanian, Afarin Obeisi, Saeed Dakh, Vahid Jalilvand

Synopsis: An unusual advertisement in one of Tehran’s morning papers gathers a large group of people in one place. They think that what's been advertised is the only solution to their problem. The police take care of the situation by calming the people down and having them dispersed. However, two women among these people are not giving up...

Director’s Biography: Vahid Jalilvand was born in Tehran in 1976. He is a graduate of Tehran University in Theater Directing. Jalilvand started his career as a theater actor and made his stage debut when he was only 15. In 1996, he started working in the Iranian State TV Channels as an editor and then as a TV director. Later, he directed two home video series and more than 30 documentaries in social and industrial fields. He has been the director of and an actor in many television series and plays. "Wednesday, May 9" is his first feature film as a director, and his second one as an actor.

Festivals: Chennai Int'l FF 2015 / India), Venice Int’l Film Festival (2 2015/Italy) Orizzonti – Winner of Fipresci Prize, INTERFILM, the International Interchurch Film Organization (2015/ Italy) – Winner of the INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue, Zurich Int’l Film Festival (24 Sept.– 4 Oct. 2015/Switzerland), Reykjavik Int’l Film Festival (24 Sept.– 4 Oct. 2015/Iceland) – Winner of the Golden Puffin, Vancouver Int’l Film Festival (24 Sept.– 9 Oct. 2015/Canada), IFF Bratislava (12-17 Nov. 2015/Slovak Republic), Dubai Int’l F.F in the Cinema of the world (6-19 Des.2015/Dubai), Chennai Int’l FF (10 – 17 Dec. 2015 / India), Vesoul Int’l Asian Film Festival (3 – 10 Feb. 2016 / France) – Competition, Prague Int’l Film Festival – Febiofest (17 – 25 March 2016 / Czech Republic), The Royal Film Commission (10 – 14 Feb. 2016 / Jordan), GeneSiskel Film Center (13 – 14 Feb 2016/ USA), Sydney Int’l Film Festival (8 – 19 June 2016 / Australia), Fajr Film Festival 2015(Best Director & Best Screenplay).

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