Meeting Leila

By Adel Yaraghi

Original title – Ashnaee ba Leila
International title – Meeting Leila
First Feature 


The only nuptial condition an inveterate chain smoker receives from his perfume-testing fiancée is to quit smoking. This poses a problem for the advertising agency ideas man for whom smoking is all part of the creative process.


Leila Hatami
Adel Yaraghi
Bahareh Rahnama


Director – Adel Yaraghi
Screenplay – Abbas Kiarostami & Adel Yaraghi
Director of Photography – Reza Teymouri & Alireza Barazandeh
Editing – Adel Yaraghi
Sound Recordist – Sassan Nakhaee
Sound Mixer – Mohammad-Reza Delpak
Costume Designer – Rana Amini

Production Manager – Ahmad Moradi
Producer – Adel Yaraghi


  • 48th Chicago International Film Festival, USA. October 11-25, 2012. ‘Competition New Directors’ section.
  • 36th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil. October 19-November 01, 2012. ‘Competition New Filmmakers’ section.
  • 4th Bif&st-Bari International Film Festival, Bari (Apulia), Italy. March 16-23, 2013. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 15th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Films, Argentina. April 10-21, 2013. ‘Panorama’.
  • Belfast Film Festival, Ireland. April 11-21, 2013. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • Yari Film Festival, Stockholm Sweden. September 27-29, 2013. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 6th Iranian Film Festival San Francisco, USA. September 28, 29, 2013. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 3rd Iranian Film Festival, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne, Australia. October 2013. ‘Non-Competitive Festival.
  • 3rd Tashkent International Film Forum ‘Golden Guepard’, Uzbekistan. October 19-24, 2013. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 4th London Iranian Film Festival, UK. November 01-09, 2013. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • Inverness Film Festival, Scotland. November 06-10, 2013. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 6th Sofia MENAR Film Festival, Bulgaria. January 15-February 02, 2014. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh. January 10-18, 2014. ‘Competitive’ section.