Original title: Dressage
International title: Dressage
Type: Fiction, First Feature

* Negar moghaddam…(Golsa)
* Ali mosaffa…(Golsa’s father)
* Shabnam Moghaddami…(Golsa’s mother)
* Yasna Mirtahmasb…(Amir)
* Baset Rezaei…(Milad)
* Houshang Tavakoli…(Amou)
* Beh Afarid Ghafarian…(Shirin)
* Shayan Fasihzadeh…(Arash)
* Rambod Motalebi…(Mehran)
* Lotfollah Seifi…(Norooz)
* Alireza Sanifar…(Saeid)
* Alireza Aghakhani…(Amir’s father)
* Jalal Fatemi…(Khosravi)
* Siamak Adib…(Friend of Golsa’s father)

Director : Pooya Badkoobeh
Screenplay : Hamed Rajabi
Director of Photography : Ashkan Ashkani
Editing : Sepideh Abdolvahab
Original Music : Shahab Paranj
Sound Designer : Bahman Ardalan
Sound Recordists : Vahid Moghadasi & Mehdi Saleh Kermani
Set Designer : Keyvan Moghaddam
Costume Designer : Sara Samiee
Make-Up : Mahmood Dehghani

Assistant Director : Amin Khankal
Production Manager : Mehdi Badrloo

Producers : Samira Baradari & Roohollah Baradari
Production Company : Touba Film Co.

Shooting format : Digital 4K
Camera : Arri mini Alexa
Lenses : Zeiss Master prime
Screening format : DCP
Sound : 5.1
Ratio : 1:1.85
FPS : 24
Original version : Persian
Subtitled in : English
Running Time : 93 min
Year : 2018

Fiction – Colour – 93 min – 2018 – Iran

Golsa is a 16-year-old girl living with her family in a small town near Tehran.
She spends most of her time hanging out with a group of friends.
One day the group decide on a course of action the consequences of which will have unexpected results and turn their little bit of fun into something far more complicated.
The events that follow radically change Golsa’s perspective on life.

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Director’s Statement:
The materialistic world and its routines render people’s lives shallow. Tragedy occurs when one individual tries to escape the shallowness and others do their best to prevent it.

*-68th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany. February 15-25, 2018. Generation 14plus Competition.
*-Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran. April 19-27, 2018. First Feature Competition.
*-11th Festival de Granada Cines del Sur, Spain. June 3-10, 2018. Competition section.
*-65th Sydney International Film Festival, Australia. June 6-17, 2018.
*- 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, China. June 16-25, 2018, Asia New Talent Award section.
*-18th New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland. July 26 – August 5, 2018. Non Competitive section.
*-67th Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia. August 2-19, 2018. Middle East and Africa section.
*-8th Sakhalin International Film Festival, Russia. August 24 – 31, 2018. Non Competitive program.
*-7th Persian Film Festival, Australia. August 30 – September 9, 2018. Competition section.
*-16th Pyongyang International Film Festival, North Korea. September 19-28, 2018. Informative screening section.
*-CPH PIX | BUSTER | Copenhagen Film Festival, Denmark. September 27 – October 10, 2018. Competition section.
*-37th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada. September 27 – October 12, 2018. Panorama/World cinema series.
*-14th Arab Film Festival in Tübingen, Germany. October 5-13, 2018.
*-26th Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. October 10-21, 2018.
*-32nd Cineuropa, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. November 9-30, 2018. Competition section.
*-8th International Crime & Punishment Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey. November 9-16, 2018. Competition section.
*-4th CineIran Festival, Toronto, Canada. November 16-18, 2018. ‘Competition’ section.
*-36th International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Poznań, Poland. December 2-9, 2018. Competition section.
*-23th International Film Festival of Kerala, Trivandrum , Kerala, India. December 7-13, 2018. Official World Cinema section.
*-16th Chennai International Film Festival, India. December 13-20, 2018.
*-17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) Bangladesh. January 10 – 18, 2019. ‘Asian Film 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.
*-29e Festival Ciné Junior, Paris & Val de Marne, France. February 13-26, 2019. ‘Competition’ section.
*-37th Uruguay International Film Festival. April 17 – 27, 2019. ‘New Directors’ Competition
*-14ème Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG), Suisse. April 29-May 5, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
*-Middle East Now / Global Connections: presented by Middle East Now during the Florentine July 2019. Screening date: July 30, 2019
*-Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, MSP Iranian Film Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA . August 15-18, 2019,
*-12th Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco, USA. September 28-29, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
*-30ème Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France. October 2-14, 2019.
*-Yari Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden. October 12 and 13, 2019.
*-Cannes Cinéma, zoom sur le Cinema iranien, Cannes, France.
Screening date: October 24, 2019.
*-24ème Festival International du Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat, Maroc. November 16-22, 2019. ‘Competition’ section
*-15e Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient (PCMMO), Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France. March 03-21, 2020.
*-Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon. August 2020. ‘Competition’ section

*Winner of: *Special Mention* Award
at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival 2018, Generation 14plus Competition.

*Winner of: *Best First Film* Award at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival, 2018.
*Winner of: *Best Actress: *Negar Moghaddam in ‘Asia New Talent’ section at the at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, China 2018.
*Winner of: *GOLDEN GAZELLE* Best Film Award at the 7th Persian Film Festival, Australia, 2018.
*Winner of: *Best Screenplay* Award
*Winner of: *Special Jury Prize* for Best First Film
 at the 4th CineIran Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2018.
*Winner of: *Best Director* Award, Asian section at the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) Bangladesh., 2019.
*Winner of: *Best Film at the 8th ÍRÁN:CI, Iranian Film Festival, Prague, Brno and Bratislava, Czech Republic, 2019.
*Winner of: *Middle School Students* Award at the 29e Festival Ciné Junior, Paris & Val de Marne, France, 2019.
*Winner of: *GOLDEN FIFOG* Best Film Award at the 14th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland, 2019.
*Winner of: *Best Screenplay* Award
*Winner of: *Best performance by an actress *Negar Moghaddam*
at the 24ème Festival International du Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat, Maroc, 2019.
*Winner of: *Best Film* Award
*Winner of: *Best Screenplay* Award
at Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon, 2020.