Meeting Leila

Original title: Ashnaee ba Leila
Type: Fiction

Cast:
Leila Hatami; Adel Yaraghi; Bahareh Rahnama

Crew:
Director: Adel Yaraghi
Screenplay: Abbas Kiarostami & Adel Yaraghi
Director of Photography : Reza Teymouri & Alireza Barazandeh
Editing: Adel Yaraghi
Sound Recorder: Sassan Nakhaee
Sound Mixer: Mohammad-Reza Delpak
Costume designer: Rana Amini
Production Manager: Ahmad Moradi
Producer: Adel Yaraghi
Year: 2012
Running Time: 88 min
Shooting format: HD
Screening format: HD CAM, DCP
Sound: SR
Ratio: 16/9
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English

Synopsis:
The only nuptial condition an inveterate chain smoker receives from his perfume-testing fiancée is to quit smoking. This poses a problem for the advertising agency ideas man for whom smoking is all part of the creative process.

Director’s note:
When we are alone we do as we please,
When we are together we have to please.
Could we be together doing what we please?

Festivals :
* 48th Chicago International Film Festival, USA. October 11-25, 2012. « Competition New Directors »
* – 36th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil. October 19-November 01, 2012. « Competition New Filmmakers »
*4th Bif&st-Bari International Film Festival, Bari (Apulia), Italy. March 16-23, 2013. « Competitive section »
*- 15th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Films, Argentina. April 10-21, 2013. « Panorama »
*- Belfast Film Festival, Ireland. April 11-21, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- Yari Film Festival, Stockholm Sweden. September 27-29, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-  6th Iranian Film Festival San Francisco, USA. September 28, 29, 2013. « Competitive section »
*- 3rd Iranian Film Festival, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne, Australia. October 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 3rd Tashkent International Film Forum « Golden Guepard”, Uzbekistan. October 19-24, 2013. « Competitive section »
*- 4th London Iranian Film Festival, UK. November 01-09, 2013. « Competitive section »
*- Inverness Film Festival, Scotland. November 06-10, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 6th Sofia MENAR Film Festival, Bulgaria. January 15-February 02, 2014. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh. January 10-18, 2014. « Competitive Section »

Awards:
* Winner of:  *Sepanta Award* for *Best Performance by an Actress Leila Hatami* at the 6th Iranian Film Festival San Francisco, USA.
* Winner of: *Golden Guepard Award* for *Best Director* at the 3rd Tashkent International Film Forum, Uzbekistan.