Original title: Raftan
International title: Parting

* Reza Ahmadi……………….Nabi
* Fereshteh Hosseini………Fereshteh
* Behrang Alavi………………Moussa
* Nazanin Bayati…………….Maryam
* Shams Langaroudi

Director: Navid Mahmoudi
Screenplay: Navid Mahmoudi
Director of Photography: koohyar kalari
Editing: Jamshid Mahmoudi
Music: Sahand Mahdizadeh
Sound Recorder: Mohammadreza Habibi
Sound Mixer: Hossein Ghoorchian
Set & Costume Designer: Amir Hossein Babaeian
Make-Up: Alireza Bagherbeigi
Production Manager: Alireza Bagherbeigi

Producer: Jamshid Mahmoudi
Investor: Navid Mahmoudi

Shooting format: Full HD, canon C100
Screening format: DCP
Sound: 5.1 Surround
Ratio: 16:9
Original version: Persian & Dari
Subtitled in: English
Running time: 78 min
Year: 2016

Fiction – Colour – First Feature – Iran/Afghanistan

Two young Afghans, Fereshteh and Nabi, are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Iran.
Nabi decides to illegally cross the border, find Fereshteh and take her through Turkey towards Europe and a better life.

In French
Deux jeunes Afghans Fereshteh et Nabi s’aiment mais Fereshteh a du accompagner ses parents qui ont décidé de quitter l’Afghanistan pour se réfugier en Iran.
Quelques temps après, Nabi décide de traverser illégalement la frontière pour la rejoindre et l’emmener à travers la Turquie vers l’Europe, et vers une vie paisible.

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Director’s statement:
The dangers engendered by Islamic State and the Taliban are omnipresent.
In countries menaced by these groups people seek a better life by migrating, despite the fact that many lose their lives en route.
My brother, Jamshid, and I have tried to portray their difficult passage.

In French
Actuellement les risques engendrés par Daesch et les Talibans sont omniprésents.
Dans les pays  sous le joug de ces groupes, les populations cherchent leur salut dans l’émigration pour retrouver une vie plus paisible mais beaucoup perdront leur vie pour y parvenir.
Mon frère Jamshid et moi même avons tenté de montrer par l’image leur difficile parcours.

*-21st Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 6-15, 2016. Competition section « New Currents »
*-57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece. November 4-13, 2016. ‘Open Horizons’
*-20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia. November 11-27, 2016.
*-3rd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Australia. November 23-December 4, 2016.
*-16ème Festival International du Film de Marrakech. December 2-10, 2016. « Compétition officielle »
*-21st International Film Festival of Kerala, India. December 9-16, 2016. ‘Opening film’
*-15th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangladesh. January 12-20, 2017. « Asian Competition » section
*-15th Pune International Film Festival, India. January 12-19, 2017. « Global Cinema » section
*-7th Yashwant International Film Festival, Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. January 20-26, 2017.
*-40th Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden. January 27-February 6, 2017.
*-40th Portland International Film Festival, USA. February 9-25, 2017. ‘Best of the Festival competition’
Screening dates: February 15, 6:00pm PST, Empirical Theater at OMSI and February 17, 6:30pm PST, Laurelhurst Theater
*-19th Wisconsin Film Festival. Madison, USA. March 30-April 6, 2017.
*-Middle East Now Festival in Florence, Italy. April 4-9,  2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-36th Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey. April 5-16, 2017. « Human Rights Competition » Section.
*-MOOOV Film Festival (Flemish part), in 2 cities (Bruges and Turnhout), Belgium. April 18-30, 2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-2nd Indie Meme Film Festival (IMFF), Austin, USA. April 20-23, 2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon. April 29-May 4, 2017. « Narrative Feature Competition » section.
*- Film Series about refugees and refugee crises, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Screening date: May 5, 2017, Closing Night. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-3rd Zurich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland. June 1-7, 2017. « Competition Section »
*-5ème Festival Cinéma(s) d’Iran, Paris, France. June 14-20, 2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-20th Shanghai International Film Festival, China. June 17-26, 2017. « Panorama » section
*-35th FILMFEST MUENCHEN, Germany. June 22-July 01, 2017. « CineVision Competition »
*-6th Persian International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia. September 7-10, 2017. « Competition Section »
*-9th Afghan International Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden. September 9-10, 2017. « Competition Section »
*-19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia. October 14-22, 2017.
*-First Guwahati International Film Festival, India. October 28-November 2, 2017. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-14ème Transsaharien Festival International du Film, Zagora, Marrakech. November 30-December 4, 2017. « Panorama » section
*-Zoom sur le cinéma iranien, Cannes Cinéma, Cannes France. February 21, 2019.

*Winner of: *Special Jury Prize* at the 21st Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, 2016.
*Winner of: *Best performance by an Actress *Fereshteh Hosseini* at the 16ème Festival International du Film de Marrakech, 2016.
*Winner of: *Best Feature Film* at Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon, 2017.

*Winner of: *Best Film* at the 6th Persian International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2017.
*Winner of: *Best Feature Film* at the 9th Afghan International Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017.
*Winner of: *Jury’s Special Prize* at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia, 2017.