PARVIZ

Original title : PARVIZ
Type : Fiction

Cast:
* Levon Haftvan
* Homeira Nonahali
* Mahmoud Behrouzian

Crew:
Director : Majid Barzegar
Screenplay : Hamed Rajabi ; Bardia Yadegari ; Majid Barzegar
Director of Photography : Amin Jafari
Editing : Javad Emami
Sound Designer : Mehran Malakouti
Sound Recordist : Mehran Malakouti
Set Designer : Leila Naghdi Pari
Costume designer : Leila Naghdi Pari
Make-Up : Elham Salehi

Executive Manager : Mehdi Barzegar
Producer: Saeed Armand

Shooting format : RED 5K
Screening format : DCP
Sound : SR
Ratio : 16/9
FPS : 24
Original version : Persian
Subtitled in : English or Spanish
Running Time : 107 min
Year : 2012

Fiction – colour – 107min – 2012 – Iran.

Poster:

Parviz_poster

Press kit (English & French including an interview with the director):


Press kit (English):

Synopsis:
Despite his 50 years Parviz still lives off his father and the two men don’t get on very well. Things come to a head when the father tells his son he has decided to remarry. Parviz has no other choice but surrender his place to his step-mother and leave home. Parviz finds it difficult to get used to this new solitary life far from his neighborhood and the people he knows. He thus concocts a novel way of fighting back against the injustice done to him.

Director’s statement:
‘Parviz’ is the continuation of the exploration that began in my last film, ‘Rainy Seasons.’ An exploration of a particular form of cinema and a portrayal of sections of urban life, the tensions and mundaneness of which form part of my society. I have tried to tell the story of an ordinary man who, as he discovers the destructive aspect of power, is transformed into a different person.

Festivals :
*– 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain. September 21-29, 2012. « Competitive Section- New Directors »
*– 13th Asiatica Film Mediale, Roma, Italia. October 5-13, 2012. « Competitive Section »
*– 36th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil. October 19-November 01, 2012. « Competitive Section- New Filmmakers »
*– 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece. November 02-11, 2012. « Open Horisons » Section
*– 5th Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFFES), India. December 20-27, 2012. « NETPAC Award winning Films » Section
*– 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands. January 23-February03, 2013 « Signals:Inside Iran » Section
*– 36th Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden. January 25-February 04, 2013, « Inside Iran » Section
*– Focus on Freedom of Expression in the Arts. Oslo, Norway. February 28-March 03, 2013.
*– Middle East Now Film Festival, Firenze, Italy. April 03 – 08, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 16th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), China. June 15-23, 2013. « Non Competitive Section »
* 1er Festival Cinéma(s) d’Iran , Paris, France. June 26- July 02, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia. July 07-14, 2013. « Competitive Section »
*– Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival, Fukuoka, Japan. September 14-23, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*– 15th annual Iranian Film Festival in Emory University, Atlanta, USA. September 06-21, 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-November, 2013.
« Non Competitive Festival »
*– Diaspora International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. November 01-05, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*– 17th Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Estonia. November 15-December 01, 2013. « Non Competitive Section »
*– JOGJA-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. December 02-07, 2013. « Competitive Section »
*– 18th Kerala International Film Festival, India. December 06-13, 2013. « Competitive Section »
*– 11th Chennai International Film Festival, India. December 12-19, 2013. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 3rd Prague, Iranian Film Festival, Czech Republic. January 08-12, 2014. « Competitive Section »
*– 13th Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh. January 10-18, 2014. « Competitive Section »
*- Boston Festival of Film From Iran, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA. January 17-26, 2014. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-  18th Iranian Film Festival, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. January 05-February 22, 2014. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 24th Festival of Films from Iran, Chicago, Gene Siskel Film Center, USA. February 2014. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 9th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland. April 04-13, 2014 « Competitive Press Section »
*- Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA, USA. April 24-May 14, 2014. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- 13th Imagineindia International Film Festival Madrid, Spain. May 17-31, 2014. « Competitive Section »
*- 1st Iranian Film Festival, Koln, Germany. May 29 – June 01, 2014. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- SineMardin International Film Festival, Mardin, Turkey. May 30-June 06, 2014. « Non Competitive Section »
*- Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia. July 03- 13, 2014. « Non Competitive Festival »
*- Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, UK. February 2015 « Non Competitive Festival »
*- Persische Kulturwoche München, Germany. January 27-February 4, 2017.
Iranian Film Screening dates: Januvary 29 & 30, 2017.

Awards:
* Winner of : *Jury’s Special Mention* at the 60th San Sebastian IFF, Spain, « for its compelling and harmonious storytelling, featuring an atypical and constantly surprising anti-hero »
* Winner of : *NETPAC Award* at the 13th Asiaticafilmmediale, Rome, Italy.
* Winner of : *Silver ApricotPrize at GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia.
* Winner of: *Sepanta Award* for *Best Film*, *Best Director*, *Best Screenplay*, *Best Performance by an Actor Levon Haftvan*, *Best Cinematography* at the 6th Iranian Film Festival San Francisco, USA.
* Winner of: *Suvarna Chakoram /Golden Crow Pheasant* for *Best Film* at the 18th Kerala International Film Festival, India.
* Winner of: *Special Mention* Awarded by the 7th edition of the Iranian Society of Film Writers and Reviewers.
* Winner of: *Best Performance by an Actor Levon Haftvan* at the 13th Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh.
* Winner of: *Special Mention* Awarded by Film Writers and Reviewers Jury at the 9th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland.
« With this prize we wanted to reward the subtle portrait, highlighted by eloquent silences, of a man adhering to social norms. The director skilfully underlines the intolerance of an apparently harmonious community ».
* Winner of : *Jury’s Special Mention* at the 13th Imagineindia International Film Festival Madrid, Spain.

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