Archive of films There Are Things You Don't Know / Chiz-haie hast keh nemidani

Iran
2010, 92 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2010

Late-shift taxi driver Ali Mosaffa works the "mean streets” of Tehran and in the process he meets a wide variety of people. The lovely, lonely Leila starts to play an important role among his customers.... With a nod to Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), debut director Fardin Saheb Zamani’s melancholy, disquieting drama tells of alienation and the various roles which people assign themselves and others.


Synopsis

Late-shift taxi driver Ali works the "mean streets” of Tehran and in the process he encounters a wide variety of people. The taciturn, disconsolate man meets the owner of the last traditional café in the city, Denis, and the lovely Leila, both of whom start to play an important role among his customers. Ali gets closer to the secretive young woman due to their similar personalities and deep internal isolation. While waiting for an anticipated earthquake to happen, the only apocalypse to shake his deliberately enclosed world is the truth about his love. Behind banal conversations full of unfinished sentences, the protagonists’ pasts betray deep traumas which have deflected them from their original paths in life.... With a nod to Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), debut director Fardin Saheb Zamani’s melancholy, disquieting drama tells of alienation and the various roles which people assign themselves and others.

About the director

Fardin Saheb Zamani (b. 1963, Tehran) graduated from Tehran’s University of Art. He has shot three short films and established himself professionally as a sound designer. The drama There Are Things You Don’t Know is his writer-director debut.

Contacts

Iranian Independents
P.O. Box 15875-4769, , Tehran
Iran
Tel: +98 912 319 8693
Fax: +98 912 3198693
E-mail: info@iranianindependents.com
www: www.iranianindependents.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Fardin Saheb Zamani
Screenplay: Fardin Saheb Zamani
Dir. of Photography: Houman Behmanesh
Music: Amir-Ali Vajed Samiei
Editor: Fardin Saheb Zamani
Producer: Manijeh Hekmat
Production: Bamdad Film
Cast: Ali Mosafa, Leila Hatami, Mahtab Keramati
Contact: Iranian Independents

Guests

Fardin Saheb Zamani

Film Editor, Film Director

Hooman Behmanesh

Director of Photography


Leila Hatami

Actress

Ali Mosaffa

Film Director, Film Director


Bahador Nemati

Film Crew

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