Tale of The Sea

Original title: Hekayat-e Darya
International title: Tale of The Sea
Type: Fiction

CAST
* Bahman Farmanara…………..Taher
* Fatemeh Motamed Arya…….Jaleh
* Leila Hatami……………………….Parvaneh
* Saber Abar………………………….Amir Dashti
* Ali Nassirian……………………….Hooshang
* Roya Nonahali…………………….Mother
* Ali Mosaffa………………………….Doctor
* Pantea Panahiha………………..Mahin

CREW
Director : Bahman Farmanara
Screenplay : Bahman Farmanara
Director of Photography : Farshad Mohammadi
Editing : Abbas Ganjavi
Original Music : Peyman Yazdanian
Sound Designer : Ensieh Maleki
Sound Recordist : Sassan Nakhaei
Set Designer : Keyvan Moghadam
Costume Designer : Sarah Samiei
Make-Up : Mehrdad Kiani

Line Producer : Mahan Heydari
Producer : Bahman Farmanara
Production Company : Iris Films

Shooting format : Digital
Camera : Arri Alexa
Lenses : Coke S5

Screening format : DCP
Sound : 5.1 Surround
Ratio : 16:9
Original version : Persian
Subtitled in : English
Running Time : 97 min
Year : 2018

Fiction – 97 min – Colour – 2018 – Iran

Log line:
Where I come from, metaphors have replaced reality. The story of Taher Mohebi and his descent into madness is the only way I could tell the story I wanted to tell. One man’s madness is a metaphor for the surreal lives of a whole nation.

Synopsis:
Taher Mohebi is a well-known writer who, after witnessing a violent murder, breaks down and spends three years in a mental institution. After release he is told that things are just as they were before, but his relentless hallucinations make him want to return to the institution.

Director’s statement:
When it is forbidden to tell one’s story in an open manner because of its political implications, one is obliged to use metaphors to communicate with one’s audience. Tale of The Sea is the story of a well-known writer, driven to madness because of a tragic incident he witnessed. His personal story, with his wife and the daughter of his former lover, gives a twist to a tale that is as complicated as the sea, for the sea only tells the truth when a storm is raging.

Festival debut:
*-11th International Film Festival “East&West”, Orenburg, Russia. August 24-30, 2018. ‘Official Competition’ section