Archive of films Summer with Hope / Tabestan Ba Omid

Canada / Iran
2022, 99 min

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
Year: 2022

A young swimmer is training for the national championships with his new coach. But the alliance between the two young men elicits disapproval from the people around them. This social drama, set in northern Iran, is the second film by Sadaf Foroughi who, since her successful feature debut Ava, has continued to develop her distinctive visual narrative style.


Omid has an important swimming competition coming up. Unfortunately, he misses the application deadline and the only contest he can enter is the sea-racing event – but open water swimming is an entirely different discipline from competing in the pool. He thus seeks help from a new coach. Yet, as the two young men develop a close alliance, the people around them look on with disapproval. As in her previous film Ava, here Sadaf Foroughi also focuses on adolescent protagonists subjected to the critical eye of an authoritarian society seeking to control and regulate the lives of the younger generation. In Summer with Hope Foroughi further develops her distinctive style based on visual storytelling and, within the genre of social drama, presents an original, atypical cinematic work.

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About the director

Sadaf Foroughi

Sadaf Foroughi (1976, Tehran). Selected filmography: Ava (2017), Summer with Hope (Tabestan Ba Omid, 2022).


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
Director: Sadaf Foroughi
Screenplay: Sadaf Foroughi
Dir. of Photography: Amin Jafari
Music: Soheil Peyghambari
Sound: Serkan Koseoglu
Editor: Kiarash Anvari
Art Director: Sadaf Foroughi
Producer: Sadaf Foroughi, Kiarash Anvari, Christina Piovesan
Production: First Generation Films, Sweet Delight Pictures
Cast: Leili Rashidi, Mehdi Ghorbani, Alireza Kamali, Benyamin Peyrovani
Contact: Kathleen McInnis, First Generation Films


Sadaf Foroughi

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