Daughter

Original title: Dokhtar
International title: Daughter
Type: Fiction

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CAST
Farhad Aslani…………….Ahmad Azizi
*  Merila Zarei……………….Farzaneh
Mahour Alvand………….Setareh Azizi

CREW
Director: Reza Mirkarimi
Screenplay: Mehran Kashani
Director of Photography: Hamid Khozouei Abyaneh
Editing: Meysam Mouini
Original Music: Mohammad Reza Aligholi
Sound Recorder: Bahman Ardalan
Sound Mixer: Amir Hosein Ghasemi
Set Designer: Mohsen Shah Ebrahimi
Costume designer: Mansoureh Yazdanjou
Make-Up: Soudabeh Khosravi

Production Manager: Mohammad Sadegh Mirkarimi
Investors: Reza Mirkarimi & Arvand Free Zone Organization
Producer: Reza Mirkarimi

Shooting format: 4K
Screening format: DCP
Sound: Surround 5.1
Ratio: 2.39:1 (scope)
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running Time: 103 min
Year: 2016

Fiction – Colour – 103 min – 2016 – Iran.

Synopsis:
The strict and traditional Mr Azizi leads an uneventful family life in an oil town of southern Iran.
Then one day, exasperated by her father’s authoritarianism, Setareh announces she is off to Tehran to say farewell to one of her best friends who is leaving Iran for good.
Unfortunately, the engagement celebrations of Setareh’s younger sister are taking place simultaneously.
Despite her father’s objections Setareh takes the plane for Tehran. This act of disobedience sets in motion a series of perturbations that upset the calm tranquility of the paterfamilias.

In French
Strict et conservateur, Monsieur Azizi mène une vie paisible avec sa petite famille dans une ville pétrolière du sud de l’Iran.
Exaspérée par l’autoritarisme de son père, Setareh lui annonce son intention de partir à Téhéran pour participer aux adieux d’une de ses meilleures amies qui quitte définitivement l’Iran.
Or le même jour auront lieu aussi les fiançailles de la petite sœur de Setareh.
Malgré l’opposition de son père, Setareh prend l’avion en direction de Téhéran.
Cette insoumission sera l’élément déclencheur d’une vague de perturbations bousculant l’équilibre paisible du pater familias.

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Festivals:
*-38th Moscow International Film Festival, Russia. June 23-30, 2016. ‘Main Competition’ section
*-Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), Batumi, Georgia.
September 18-25, 2016. ‘Competition’ section
*-12th Eurasia International Film Festival, Almaty, Kazakhstan. September 24-30, 2016. ‘Special Event’
*-2nd CINE IRAN FESTIVAL, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Canada. October 14-16, 2016.
*-7th Didor International Film Festival, Dushanbe Tajikistan. October 16-20, 2016.
*-36th Cambridge Film Festival, UK. October 20-27, 2016.
*-6th Australian Iranian Film Festival, BRISBANE, MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, PERTH, SYDNEY, CANBERRA,  Australia. October 20-November 15, 2016. ‘Competition’
*-61st Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain. October 22-29, 2016. ‘Main Competition’
*-7th London Iranian Film Festival, UK. October 28-November 2, 2016. ‘Competition’
*-22nd MedFilm Festival, Rome, Italy. November 4-12, 2016. « Contemporary Iranian Cinema – Special Showcase ».
*-20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia. November 11-27, 2016. ‘Non competitive section’
*-47th International Film Festival of India Goa. November 20-28, 2016. ‘Competition’ section
*-3rd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Australia. November 23-December 4, 2016.
*-21st International Film Festival of Kerala, India. December 9-16, 2016. « world cinema section »
*-15th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangladesh. January 12-20, 2017. « Asian Competition » section
*-15th Pune International Film Festival, India. January 12-19, 2017. « Global Cinema » section
*-7th Yashwant International Film Festival, Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. January 20-26, 2017.
*-Edinburgh Iranian Festival ‘Iranian Film Season’, UK. February 2017. Screening date: February 15, 2017.
*-33rd Mons International Love Film Festival, Belgium. February 10-17, 2017. « International Competition » Section
*-27th Festival of Films from Iran, Chicago (Gene Siskel Film Center), USA. « Non Competitive Festival »
Screening dates: February 25 & 26, 2017.
*-Kerala IFF, Regional Film Festivals, organized by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, India. February and March 2017.
*-12th Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève, Switzerland. April 1-9, 2017. « Critique Competition » section.
*-16th Belmont World Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA. March 19-May 15, 2017. Screening date: Monday, May 1, 2017.
*-45e Rencontres Cinématographiques de Digne-les-Bains et des Alpes de Haute-Provence, France. Du 2 au 5 Mai, 2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-Iranian Film Series, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Screening date: May 18, 2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-4th Köln Iranian Film Festival, Germany. May 24-28, 2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-20th Shanghai International Film Festival, China. June 17-26, 2017. « Panorama » section.
*-10th Fiuggi Film Festival, Italy. July 24 – 29, 2017. « Competition » section.
*-Celebration of Iranian Cinema at UCI. University of California, Irvine, USA. Aug 25-27, 2017.
*-4e Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons-Santiago, Chile. August 17-27, 2017.
*-2e Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons-Hanoï, Vietnam. September 8-12, 2017.
*-Cine Club Persan, Genève, Suisse. October 9, 2017.
*-22e Festival International du Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat, Maroc. October 27-November 4, 2017. ‘Competition’ section
*-First Guwahati International Film Festival, India. October 28th-November 2nd, 2017.
*-PIFFA / PROFIMA International Film Festival & Awards / 1st PIFFA Supreme Awards 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. November 4-6, 2017.

Awards:
*Winner of:  *Golden George* award *Best Film*
*Winner of:  *Silver George* award *Best Performance by an Actor* for Farhad Aslani
*Winner of:  *Russian Film Clubs’ Federation* award *Best film*
at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, 2016.
*Winner of: Best Performance by an Actor *Farhad Aslani* at Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Batumi, Georgia, 2016.
*Winner of:  *Best Film*  
*Winner of : *Best Performance by an Actor *Farhad Aslani*
at the 47th International Film Festival of India Goa, 2016.
*Winner of: *Best Film*
*Winner of: *Best Performance by an Actor *Farhad Aslani*
at the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangladesh, 2017.
*Winner of: *Grand Prix du Festival – Prix RTBF*
*Winner of: Best Performance by an Actor *Farhad Aslani*
*Winner of: *Prix CICAE*
*Winner of: *Prix CinéFemme* at the 33rd Mons International Love Film Festival, Belgium, 2017.

*Winner of: *International Film Critics’ Prize* at the 22e Festival International du Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat, Maroc, 2017.
*Winner of: *Best Performance by an Actor *Farhad Aslani*
*Winner of: *Best Female Newcomer *Mahour Alvand*
at the PIFFA IFF /1st PIFFA Supreme Awards 2017, Malaysia.