By Navid Mahmoudi

Original title – Raftan
International title – Parting
First Feature


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.


Reza Ahmadi
Fereshteh Hosseini
Behrang Alavi
Nazanin Bayati
Shams Langaroudi


Written & Directed by – Navid Mahmoudi
Director of Photography – Koohyar Kalari
Editing – Jamshid Mahmoudi
Original Music – Sahand Mahdizadeh
Sound Designer – Hossein Ghoorchian
Sound Recordist – Mohammadreza Habibi
Set & Costume Designer – Amir Hossein Babaeian
Visual effects – Majid Yousefzadeh & Alireza Ghaderi Aghdam
Stills photographer – Fattah Zinouri
Make-Up Artist – Alireza Bagherbeigi

Production Manager – Alireza Bagherbeigi
Producer – Jamshid Mahmoudi
Production Company – Aseman Parvaz Film

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner of: ‘Special Jury Prize’ – 21st Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, 2016.
  • Winner of: ‘Best performance by an Actress – Fereshteh Hosseini’ – 16ème Festival International du Film de Marrakech, 2016.
  • Winner of: ‘Best Feature Film’ – Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon, 2017.
  • Winner of: ‘Best Film’ – 6th Persian International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2017.
  • Winner of: ‘Best Feature Film’ – 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.
  • 21st Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 06-15, 2016. ‘New Currents – Competitive’ section.
  • 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece. November 04-13, 2016. ‘Open Horizons’.
  • 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia. November 11-27, 2016.
  • 3rd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Australia. November 23-December 04, 2016.
  • 16ème Festival International du Film de Marrakech. December 02-10, 2016. ‘Compétition officielle’.
  • 21st International Film Festival of Kerala, India. December 09-16, 2016. ‘Opening film’.
  • 15th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangladesh. January 12-20, 2017. ‘Asian Competitive’ 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 06, 2017.
  • 40th Portland International Film Festival, USA. February 09-25, 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 06, 2017.
  • Middle East Now Festival in Florence, Italy. April 04-09,  2017. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 36th Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey. April 05-16, 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 04, 2017. ‘Narrative Feature Competition’ section.
  • Film Series about refugees and refugee crises, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
    Screening date: May 05, 2017, Closing Night. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 3rd Zurich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland. June 01-07, 2017. ‘Competitive 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 Competitive’ section.
  • 6th Persian International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia. September 07-10, 2017. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 9th Afghan International Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden. September 09-10, 2017. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia. October 14-22, 2017.
  • First Guwahati International Film Festival, India. October 28-November 02, 2017. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 14ème Transsaharien Festival International du Film, Zagora, Marrakech. November 30-December 04, 2017. ‘Panorama’ section.
  • Cannes Cinéma, zoom sur le Cinéma Iranien, Cannes France. February 21, 2019.