Gesher

Original title: Gesher
Type : Fiction

Cast:
Hossein Farzizadeh; Ghobad Rahmaninassab; Abdolrassoul Daryapeyma

Crew:
Written and directed
by: Vahid Vakilifar
Director of photography: Mohammad-Reza Jahanpanah
Editing: Vahid Vakilifar
Sound Recorder: Vahid Hajilouei
Sound Mixer: Hossein Mahdavi
Producer: Mohammad Rassoulof
Company: Rassaneh shargh-e tamasha – Iran
With financial support of the « Hubert Bals Fund »- Rotterdam International Film Festival
Year: 2010
Running Time: 84min, colour
Shooting format: HD; colour
Original version: Persian & Azeri & Kurdish

Synopsis:
Ghobad, Jahan and  Nezam, three men in pursuit of a better life, leave home and head  for Oslouyeh, one of the richest gas producing regions in the south of Iran.
However, the difficult living conditions together with the low salaries oblige them and others to find shelter along the disused sections of the pipeline.
The group of workers manage to create an atmosphere of camaraderie despite the difficult conditions with which they are faced.

Director’s statement:
Developing countries inevitably industrialize. In the process of industrialization many are those whose efforts and labor go unrecognized. Nevertheless, this lack of recognition in no way discourages the hopes and joys of those concerned.

Festivals:
* – 58th San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain. September 17 – 25, 2010. Competitive Section « Zabaltegi – new directors  »
* – 15th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 7 – 15, 2010. « A Window on Asian Cinema »
* – Middle East International Film Festival ABU DHABI. October 14 – 23, 2010. « Competitive Section New Horizons »
* –  6th ALE KINO! World Cinema Festival, Warsaw, Poland. November 18 – 28, 2010. « Non Competitive Festival »
* – 11th Asiatica Film Mediale, Roma, Italia. November 12 – 20, 2010. « Non Competitive Section »
* – Les 3 Continents de Nantes, France. November 23th – 30, 2010. »Competitive Section »
* – Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Estonie, 2010. November 24 – December 5, 2010. « Competitive Section EurAsia »
* – 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands. January 26th – February 6th , 2011. « Non Competitive Section »
*– UCLA Film and Television Archive / 21st Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema – Los Angeles, USA.  February, 2011.
“Non Competitive  Festival”
* – 28th Miami International Film Festival, USA. March 4 – 13, 2011. »Non Competitive Section »
* – Festival Cinéma Novo, Belgium. March 17-27, 2011. « Non Competitive Section »
* – 58th Sydney International Film Festival, Australia. June 8 – 19, 2011. « Non Competitive Section »
* – St. Petersburg International Kinoforum, Russia. July 10 -15, 2011. « New Territories » Competition
* – SPOT-Taipei Film House, Art House Cinema ( founded by world-claimed director Hou Hsiao-Hsien). « Celebration of Iranian Cinema », August 19th – September 9th, 2011.
* – 24th Singapore International Film Festival. September 15 – 25, 2011.
“Non competitive Section”.
* – Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival, Japan. September 16th – 25th, 2011. “Non competitive Festival”.
* – 9th Green Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea.  May 9-15, 2012. « Competitive Section »
* – 2nd Pau International Film Festival, France. December 6-11, 2011 « Competitive Section »

Awards:
Winner of : *Black Pearl award* for best narrative film by a new director at Middle East International Film Festival ABU DHABI 2010.
Winner of : *Special Jury Award* in « New Territories » Competition at St. Petersburg International Kinoforum, Russia, 2011.

 

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