The Town

Original title: Shahrak
International title: The Town
Type: Fiction, Drama

CAST
* Saed Soheili………………..Navid Falahati / Farhad Modaber
* Mahtab Servati……………Fereshteh
* Kazem Sayahi……………..Director Assistant
* Homayoun Ershadi……..Fereshteh’s Father

CREW
Director………………………….Ali Hazrati
Screenplay………………………Ali Hazrati
Director of Photography….. Alireza Barazandeh
Editing……………………………Jila Ipakchi
Original Music…………………Shora Karimi
Sound Designer……………….Naeim Messchian
Sound Mixer………………….. Iraj Shahzadi
Sound Recordist…………….. Kamran Kianersi
Set & Costume Designer……Afsaneh Sarfehjoo
Make-Up Artist………………. Abbas Abbasi
Production Manager…………Peyman Hamidi

Produced by…………………… Ali Sartipi

Shooting format: 4k
Camera: Mini LF
Lenses: Signature

Screening format: DCP
Sound: surround 5.1
Ratio: 1:2:39
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running Time: 106 min
Year: 2022

Fiction, Colour, 106 min, Iran

Synopsis
Navid Falahati is a young man in love with acting. He successfully undertakes a series of castings to land a role in a highly reputable film production.
When signing the contract, he’s informed of the pre-production conditions and the nature of his role.
He will take part in a rather bizarre cinematic experience, obliging him to leave his family and big city life and live a small town existence on the outskirts. His new life is one dominated by an unseen film director. He gradually becomes so obsessed with his fictitious existence that he takes it for true reality.

Director’s statement
The subject of the film ‘Shahrak / The Town’, concerns the preparations for the shooting of a major film.
Though neither we nor the actors actually see the film director, we are nevertheless informed of his decisions and aware of his influence.
Indeed, the unseen director is omnipresent, directing time and space as well as the actors’ decisions and inter-relationships. A unique community gradually takes shape in which the fictitious world becomes the new reality.

Festival debut:
International Premiere