Archive of films It's Winter / Zemestan

Iran
2006, 85 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2006

A young man falls in love with a woman whose husband was forced to leave the country in search of work and has disappeared. A melancholic portrayal of a generation torn between the urge to leave the country, its ties to the homeland and its struggle to survive.


Synopsis

It is winter. A man is fired from his job. Having no more options, he decides to go and find work abroad, leaving behind his young wife and daughter. Months pass and his family hears no word from him. A stranger, a young mechanic, arrives in town in search of work. His eyes wander to the beautiful woman whom he hears no longer has a husband. A melancholic portrayal of a generation torn between the urge to leave the country, its ties to the homeland and its struggle to survive.

About the director

Rafi Pitts (b. 1967, Mashad, Iran) has an Iranian mother and British father. The family left Iran in 1978. Pitts studied film in London and, in 1991, he moved to France, where he made his first short, In Exile, that same year. He made his second short, Salandar, in 1994. His feature debut, The Fifth Season (1997), became an international festival hit. In 1999 he directed his second feature, Sanam (Karlovy Vary 1999) and in 2003 the documentary Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty. Zemestan (2006) is his third feature.

Contacts

AMA Media
15, 7th St., Vozara Ave, , Tehran
Iran
Tel: +98 21 887 142 21
Fax: +98 21 887 142 21
E-mail: rafipitts@vnumail.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Rafi Pitts
Screenplay: Rafi Pitts
Dir. of Photography: Mohammad Davoodi
Music: Hossein Alizadeh & Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Editor: Hassan Hassandoost
Producer: Mohammad Mehdi Dadgoo
Production: AMA Media
Cast: Mitra Hadjar, Ali Nicsolat, Saeed Orkani, Ashem Abdi, Zahra Jafari, Naser Madahi, Safari Ghassemi
Contact: AMA Media
   
www: www.celluloid-dreams.com

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