SEVEN AND A HALF

Original title: SEVEN AND A HALF
International title: SEVEN AND A HALF
Type: Fiction, Second Feature

CAST
* Neda Jebreili…………..Shabaneh
* Hasti Mahdavi………….Negar
* Anahita Afshar…………Nahid)
* Fereshteh Hosseini…..Fereshteh
* Sheyda Khaligh………..Niloufar
* Afsaneh Kamali………..Rahil
* Rojan Taghizadeh…….Mina

CREW
Director : Navid Mahmoudi
Screenplay : Navid Mahmoudi
Director of Photography : Mehran Mamdouh
Editing : Nima Jafari Jozani
Music : Sahand Mehdizadeh
Sound Designer : Hossein Ghourchian
Sound Recordist : Saeid Bojnourdi
Set Designer : Mehdi Moussavi
Costume Designer : Shabnam Asghari
Visual effects : Alireza Ghaderi Aghdam
Make-Up Artist : Mohammadreza Ghomi

Line Producer : Alireza Bagherbeigi
Producer : Jamshid Mahmoudi
Production Company : Aseman Parvaz Film

Shooting format : Digital 4K
Camera : Arri – Alexa Mini
Lenses : Zeiss Master Prime

Screening format : DCP
Sound : 5.1 Surround
Ratio : 16:9
Original version : Persian
Subtitled in : English
Running Time : 75 min
Year : 2019

Fiction – Colour – 75 min – 2019 – Iran / Afghanistan

Synopsis
The tale of seven girls; Shabaneh, Negar, Nahid, Fereshteh, Niloufar, Rahil and Shekar. Though each has her own individual story, none had the chance of finding love once they lost control of their destiny through either forced marriage or rape.

Director’s statement
When I was a child, I attended a village wedding in my native Afghanistan. As the music played the villagers danced with great joy to the point of dropping with exhaustion.
As dawn broke, a terrifying scream woke the sleeping guests. The groom had killed his bride after discovering she was not a virgin.
In the eyes of those attending, the young woman’s family had forever been dishonoured.
Though very young, I still remember this dramatic event and retain the fear that marriages may well end in mourning.

Festival debut:
World Premiere