Hendi and Hormoz

Original title: Hendi va Hormoz
International title: Hendi and Hormoz
Type: Fiction, Second Feature


* Hamed Alipour…………………..Hormoz
* Zohreh Eslami……………………Hendi
* Asma Daneh-chin………………Hendi’s mother
* Mohammad Banouj…………..Agha Mohammad

Director: Abbas Amini
Screenplay: Hossein Farrokhzadeh & Abbas Amini
Director of Photography: Ashkan Ashkani
Editing: Shahrooz Tavakol & Ehsan Vaseghi
Original Music: Mehran Ghaedipour
Sound Designer: Mehrshad Malakooti
Sound Recordist: Reza Tehrani
Set & Costume Designer: Azadeh Moussavi
Make-Up: Negin Amini

Producer: Abbas Amini
Investors: Abbas Amini & Pouria Heidari (Three Gardens Film)

With the support of the « MAJIC LAB » – Czech Republic

Shooting format: 4k
Camera: Canon 1D
Lenses: Zeiss CP2 lens (35-50-85-135)

Screening format: DCP
Sound: 5:1
Ratio: 2.35:1 Scope
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running time: 88 min
Year: 2018

Fiction – 88min – Colour – 2018 – Iran

On the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, according to local custom, thirteen-year-old Hendi is married off to sixteen-year-old Hormoz. Despite the fact that the young couple hardly know each other, they fully enjoy the beginning of their married life together. However, events occur which darken their original joy and lead to unexpected outcomes.

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Director’s statement:
As children, we are in a hurry to grow up. But once we actually do grow up, we begin to miss our childhood, those days of no responsibility and fun.
Yet, this does not apply to us all. There are children who are forced too soon to take on the responsibilities of an adult and this can be both difficult and painful.

*-68th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, Generation 14plus Competition. February 15-25, 2018.
*-MOOOV-films facing the world, Turnhout & Bruges, Belgium. April 17-29, 2018.
*-36th Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran. April 19-27, 2018.
*-5th Köln Iranian Film Festival, Germany. May 17-21, 2018. ‘Competition’ Section.
*-3th ‘Health/Salamat’ Film Festival, Tehran, Iran. August 23-27, 2018. ‘Competition’ Section.
*-37th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada. September 27-October 12, 2018. Panorama /Contemporary World Cinema section.
*-14th ARAB FILM FESTIVAL, Tübingen, Germany. October 5-13, 2018. SHUBBAK – FENSTER ZUR ISLAMISCHEN WELT and ‘Karawane’ section.
*-8th Iranian Film Festival Australia, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, SYDNEY, ADELAIDE, PERTH, CANBERRA. October 18-November 18, 2018. ‘Competition’ section.
*-4th CineIran Festival, Toronto, Canada. November 16-18, 2018. ‘Competition’ section.
*-36th International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Poznań, Poland. December 2-9, 2018. Competition section.
*-15ème Transsaharien Festival International du Film, Zagora, Marrakech. December 13-18, 2018. Competition section.
*-1st Iranian Film Festival, New York /IFC Center, USA. January 10-15, 2019.
*-17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) Bangladesh. January 10-18, 2019.
‘Children Films’ Section.
*-8th ÍRÁN:CI, Iranian Film Festival, Prague, Brno and Bratislava, Czech Republic.
January 15-26, 2019. ‘Competition’ section.
Prague: January 15-20, 2019 │ Brno: January 22 and 23, 2019 │ Bratislava: January 24-26, 2019.
*-11th Bengaluru International Film Festival, India. February 21-28, 2019.
‘NETPAC Award Winners’ Category
*-10th Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, Scotland, UK. March 1st-7th, 2019.
Venue: Filmhouse Cinema, ‘Non Competitive Festival’
*-36th BUFF MALMAÖ International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Malmö, Sweden. March 23-29, 2019.
‘Competition’ section
*-5th Iranian Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland. March 28-April 3, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
*-Poetry in Motion: Contemporary Iranian Cinema. Barbican Centre, London, UK.
Between 3-24 April 2019.
*-10th Middle East Now Festival, Florence, Italy. April 2-7, 2019.
*-18th Belmont World Film Festival, USA. March 17 – May 13, 2019
Screening date: Monday, April 22, 2019. ‘Non Competitive Festival’
*-Iranian Film Series, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Screening date: Sunday, April 28, 2019. ‘Non Competitive Festival’
*-UCI Celebration of Iranian Cinema, University of California, Irvine, USA.
Screening date: September 7, 2019 at Crystal Cove Auditorium.
*-7th Sharjah International Film Festival for Children & Youth, United Arab Emirates. October 13-18, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
*-30th Cinemagic Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland. October 1-November 3, 2019. Screening date: October 19, 2019
*-UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival, Florence, Italy. October 25-27, 2019. Screening date: October 25, 2019.
*-Festival International du Film de Dakhla, Maroc. November 25-28, 2019.
*-15e Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient (PCMMO), Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France. March 03-21, 2020.
*- Cannes Cinéma, zoom sur le cinema iranien, Cannes, France. October 28, 2021.

*Winner of: *NETPAC Prize* at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival, 2018.
*Winner of: *Special Mention Juryat the 3th ‘Health/Salamat’ Film Festival, 2018.

*Winner of: *Best Film* Award
*Winner of: *Best Director* Award
at the 4th CineIran Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2018.
*Winner of: *Best screenplay* Award
*Winner of: Jury Special Mention for *Best New Acting Talent*  *Hamed Alipour*
*Winner of: Critics Award for *Best Film*
at the 15ème Transsaharien Festival International du Film, Zagora, Marrakech.
*Winner of: *Jury’s Special Prizeat the 1st Iranian Film Festival, New York /IFC Center, USA, 2019.
*Winner of: *Best Film* Award at the 5th Iranian Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland, 2019.