Searing Summer

Original title: Tabestan-e Dagh
International title: Searing Summer
Type: Fiction / First Feature

* Parinaz Izadyar…(Nasrin)
* Ali Mosaffa…(Iman)
* Mina Sadati…(Sara)
* Yasna Mirtahmasb…(Naser)
* Saber Abar…(Farhad)

Director: Ebrahim Irajzad
Screenplay: Payam karami
Screenplay consultant: Elham Fallah
Director of Photography: Hooman Behmanesh
Editing: Sohrab Khosravi
Music: Hamed Sabet
Sound Designer: Amir Hossein Ghassemi
Sound Recordist: Dariush Sadeghpour & Mahmoud Kashani
Set Designer: Keyvan Moghadam
Costume Designer: Nazanin Khazaei
Make-Up: Iman Omidvari
Visual Effects: Javad Matoori
Still Photographer: Maryam Takhtkeshian

Production Manager: Kamran Hejazi
Executive Producer: Hooman Behmanesh
Producer: Javad Norouzbeigi
Production Company: Ghabe Aseman Institute

Shooting format: 3/2 K
Camera: Arri Alexa xt+ 3/2 K
Lenses: Cooke S4

Screening format: DCP
Sound: 5.1  Dolby Surround
Ratio: 1:1.85
Original language: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running time: 83 min
Year: 2017

Fiction – Colour – First Feature – Iran.

Nasrin wants to divorce her husband, but knows she won’t be able to get custody of her six-year-old daughter if she does. So, unbeknown to her husband, she and her daughter move to another part of town where Nasrin finds a job at a hospital crèche. One day her husband catches up with her and their lives take an unexpected turn.


Director’s statement:
A woman’s place in society, whether it be at home or the workplace has always been one of the main themes of my short films. Through this first feature I’ve tried once again to highlight women’s current social situation.
Women fulfill many roles in a formidable way, always trying to balance the multiple tasks society imposes on them. And all this despite the many restrictions they face.
To conclude, I would like to thank the very high standards of professionalism of all those who participated in the making of this film.

*-28th Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden. November 8-19, 2017. « Stockholm Impact Competition » section
*-16th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangladesh. January 12-20, 2018. « Asian Competition » section
*-8th Beijing International Film Festival, China. April 15-22, 2018. « Competition Section »/ Tiantan Award’
*-5th Köln Iranian Film Festival, Germany. May 17-21, 2018. ‘Competition Section’
*-4th Zurich Iranian Film Festival (IFFZ), Switzerland. May 24-30, 2018. ‘Competition Section’
*-11th Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco, USA. September 22-23, 2018. ‘Competition Section’

*Winner of: *Best Performance by an Actress ex-aequo to *Parinaz Izadyar* and *Mina Sadati*
at the 16th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangladesh, January 2018.
*Winner of: *Best Supporting Actress Award *Mina Sadati*
at the 8th Beijing International Film Festival, China, April 2018.
*Winner of: *Special Mention Award at the 4th Zurich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland. May 2018.
*Winner of: *Sepanta Award* for the *Best Screenplay* at the 11th Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco, USA, 2018.