Bomb, A Love Story

Original title: Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh
International title: Bomb, A Love Story
Type: Fiction, Second Feature

* Leila Hatami……………….Mitra
* Payman Maadi……………Iraj
* Siamak Ansari…………….Mr. Daneshpasand
* Habib Rezaei………………Teacher

Director : Payman Maadi
Screenplay : Payman Maadi
Director of Photography : Mahmoud Kalari
Editing : Bahram Dehghani
Music : Eléni Karaïndrou
Sound Designer : Iraj Shahzadi
Sound Recordist : Iraj Shahzadi
Set Designer : Mohsen Shahebrahimi
Costume designer : Sara Khaledi
Make-Up : Mehrdad Mirkiani
Visual Effects : Mohammad Lotfali

Production Manager : Mehdi Moezi
Line Producer : Vahid Moshari

Producers : Payman Maadi & Ehsan Rasoulof

*Developed with the support of the 2011 MPA APSA Academy Film Fund an initiative of the Motion Picture Association and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards*

Shooting format : Digital 2K
Camera : Arri Raw open gate, Alexa sxt
Lenses : Cooke S5

Screening format : DCP
Sound : 5.1
Ratio : 2.39:1  scope
Original version : Persian
Subtitled in : English
Running Time : 97 min
Year : 2018

Fiction – Colour – 97min – 2018 – Iran.

It’s 1988 and, at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, Tehran is bombed relentlessly. The days that pass are full of foreboding, and yet, love, affection, hope and life itself manage to sweep away the fear of death from those surrounded by it. Love may often be difficult to comprehend, but death is a horrible certitude. ‘Bomb, A Love Story’ shows how, even when faced with the darkness of death, love and hope will find a way.


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Director’s Statement:
Living to tell the tale
Every time I think about war, I also remember that I could have been one of those people living in their homes when a bomb dropped and ruined their lives. People whose passion was buried with them and their love stories left unfinished. We have to live with these pleasant thoughts. They sit in a corner of our minds, but not quietly and harmlessly. They show up every now and then for some reason and stain a delightful moment with bitterness. I made ‘Bomb: A Love Story’ to cast such thoughts from my mind. I needed to transform them from a ‘what if’ to a reality that I myself created: a picture through which I could share my concerns. What is the point of art if not to take a load off people’s minds and souls? ‘Bomb, A Love Story’ is the story of those people who were not given the opportunity to fall in love, live, work hard for a loaf bread, and fulfil their lives as they deemed fit. The story of people caught up in the tyranny of time and place, but whose unfulfilled desires and dreams still haunt us. It is as if they have travelled thus far overburdened with all these longings, waiting for us to tell their tales, or perhaps to live them out: their simple, human, love stories.

*-6th International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey. October 26-November 3, 2018. International Feature Film Competition.
*-4th CineIran Festival, Toronto, Canada. November 16-18, 2018. ‘Competition’ section.
*-8th ÍRÁN:CI, Iranian Film Festival, Prague, Brno and Bratislava, Czech Republic. January 15-26, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
Prague : January 15-20, 2019 │ Brno: January 22 and 23, 2019 │ Bratislava: January 24-26, 2019.
*-11th Bengaluru International Film Festival, India. February 21 – 28, 2019.
‘Country Focus-Iran’ Category
*-5th Iranian Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland. March 28 – April 3, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
*-10th Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, Scotland, UK. March 1st – 7th, 2019.
Venue: Filmhouse Cinema, ‘Non Competitive Festival’ Screening date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019.
*-10th Middle East Now Festival, Florence, Italy. April 2-7, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
*-Iranian Film Series, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Screening date: Saturday, May 11, 2019. ‘Non Competitive Festival’
*-Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, MSP Iranian Film Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA . August 15-18, 2019.
*-6th Palestine Cinema Days, Ramallah, Palestine. October 2-9, 2019.

*Winner of: *Best Director* Award ‘Payman Maadi‘ at the 6th International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey, 2018.
*Winner of: *Audience Award* at the 4th CineIran Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2018.