Atomic Heart

By Ali Ahmadzadeh

Original title – Madar-e Ghalb Atomi
International title – ATOMIC HEART
Second Feature


On the way home from a well-oiled party, Arineh and Nobahar stupidly crash their car.
A strange sort of guy offers to pay the incurred expenses and refuses to be reimbursed. Instead he asks the two girls to follow him into the unknown.
Very quickly, whilst travelling through a nighttime Tehran full of mysteries and surprises, Arineh and Nobahar discover a parallel world of the unexpected, the existence of which they had never imagined.



Taraneh Alidoosti
Pegah Ahangarani
Mehrdad Sedighiyan
Reza Behboudi
Ehsan Amani
Mohammad Reza Golzar


Director – Ali Ahmadzadeh
Screenplay – Ali Ahmadzadeh & Mani Baghbani
Director of Photography – Ashkan Ashkani
Gaffer – Morteza Najafi
Editing – Ali Ahmadzadeh & Ehsan Vaseghi
Original Music – Sahand Mehdizadeh
Sound Designer – Hossein Abolsedgh
Sound Recordist – Amin Mirshekari
Set & Costume Designer – Melody Esmaeeli
Make-Up Artist – Saeed Malekan
Visual Effects – Ali Tasdighy
Colour Grading – Saman Majd Vafaei
Vocals – Taraneh Alidoosti & Pegah Ahangarani
Cello – Pegah Ahangarani
Stills Photographer – Satyar Emami

First Assistant Director – Alireza Shams Sharifi
Production Manager – Mohammad Seyedzadeh

Producer – Amir Seyedzadeh
Production Company – Afrand Film

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  • 65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlinale-Forum, Germany. February 05-15, 2015.
  • 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2015. ‘Global Vision’ section. March 23-April 06, 2015.
  • 17th BAFICI/Buenos Aires Festival Internacional De Cine Independiente, Argentina. April 15-25, 2015. ‘International Competitive’ section.
  • 2nd Iranian Film Festival Cologne, Germany. May 29-31, 2015. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 21st Los Angeles Film Festival-Film Independent, USA. June 10-18, 2015. ‘World Fiction Competitive’ section.
  • 6th Odessa International Film Festival, Ukraine. July 10-18, 2015. ‘International Competitive’ section.
  • 11th Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland. September 24-October 04, 2015. ‘New World View’ section.
  • 9th Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival. Germany. September 30-October 07, 2015. ‘Forum’ section.
  • 16th San Diego Asian Film Festival, CA, USA. November 5-14, 2015. ‘Discoveries’ section.
  • 8th Austin Asian American Film Festival, Austin, TX, USA. November 12-15, 2015. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 5th Festival International de Cinéma La Orquídea, Cuenca, Ecuador. November 14-20, 2015. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 2nd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Australia. November 19-29, 2015. ‘A Matter of Form’ section.
  • 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA. January 01-11, 2016. ‘World Cinema Now’ section.
  • Boston Festival of Film From Iran, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’ – screening dates: January 28 & 29, 2016.
  • Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, Scotland, UK. February 19-21, 2016. Venue: Filmhouse Cinema, ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • Iranian Film Festival, Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC, USA. From January 02-February 28, 2016. Screening date: February 28, 2016 at American Film Institute (AFI), Silver Theatre, Washington DC. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 11th Osaka Asian Film Festival, Japan. March 4 -13, 2016. ‘Special Screening’ section.
  • Movies that Matter Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 18-26, 2016. ‘Non-Competitive’ section.
  • Center For Asian American Media (CAAM) San Francisco , USA. March 10-20, 2016. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, USA. November 14-15, 2016. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 3rd FILMADRID International Film Festival, Madrid, Spain. June 8-17, 2017. ‘Non-Competitive’ section.
  • CINEMA IRAN-Iranisches Filmfestival München, Germany. July 12-16, 2017. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.