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"Bending the Rules" (Ghaedeye Tasadof)

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Director, Scriptwriter & Editor: Behnam Behzadi
Assistant Director: Fatemeh Zivari
Director of Photography: Amin Jafari
Sound Recorder: Yadollah Najafi, Rashid Daneshmand
Sound Mix: Amir Hossein Ghasemi
Music: Martin Shamoonpour
Production Manager: Ebrahim Zahedifar
Investor: Behnam Behzadi, Ebrahim Zahedifar
Producer: Behnam Behzadi
Cast: Amir Jafari, Ashkan Khatibi, Mehrdad Sedighian, Baharan Bani Ahmadi, Neda Jebraeeli, Martin Shamoonpour, Roshanak Gerami, Mohammad-Reza Ghaffari, Elaheh Hesari, Soroosh Sehhat, Omid Roohani
Color, Video, , 16:9, 94 min., 2013, Iran

An enthusiastic and amateur theatrical group finds the opportunity to perform abroad which is a great success. Sheherazad, a desperate girl, joins the group and takes the leading role in the play. She decides, unlike her other fellow actors to tell the truth to her father. He is against this trip. The group is now in a dilemma: replace her or.

"Bending the Rules" is the story of the third generation of the Iranian Revolution that does not want to compromise on their principles and rights with their parents.


Born in 1972, Behnam Behzadi started his career as a photographer and theater player at the age of 15. He graduated from the Faculty of Cinema and TV in Tehran, Iran with a B.A. degree in filmmaking. He has made more than 20 films including shorts, TV movies and documentaries: some of which won various awards in international film festivals, especially his first feature, "Before the Burial" in 2008.

Behzadi teaches in the Faculty of Arts and Architecture and has published many related articles.


  • Grandfather
  • Ashoura
  • To Die
  • Today is Monday
  • The Faculty
  • Hand and Moaning
  • The First Day
  • The Blue Echo of the Tile
  • Retaliation
  • Father's Tales
  • Hide Your Words
  • Swan Song
  • Address
  • We Went to the Riverbank
  • Glass Aversion
  • Before the Burial
  • Beyond Trilogy
  • Bending the Rules
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  • Documentary
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  • Tokyo Int'l Film Festival (17-25 Oct. 2013 / Japan) Winner of Special Jury Prize
  • Warsaw Int'l Film Festival (11- 20 Oct. 2013 / Poland) The World Today Section
  • Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival (18-31 Oct. 2013/ Brazil) New Filmmakers Competition
  • Mannheim Int'l Film Festival (31 Oct.-9 Nov. 2013 / Germany) Winner of Special Jury Award
  • 3 Continents Int'l Film Festival - Nantes (19 Nov.-26 Nov. 2013/ France) Winner of the Audience Award
  • Goteborg Int'l Film Festival (24 Jan.-3 Feb. 2014 / Sweden) Five Continents Section
  • Belgrade International Film Festival (28 Feb.- 9 March 2014/ Belgrade) non- competitive
  • Prague International Film Festival Febiobest (20- 28 March 2014/ Czech Republic) non- competitive
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive (April- May 2014/ USA)
  • Casa Asia Film Week Festival (November 2014/Spain)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (January 2015/ USA)
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (January 2015/USA)
  • Freer Sackler Galleries, Washington, DC (Jan. & Feb. 2015/USA)
  • Jaipur Int'l Film Festival (1-5 Feb2015/India)

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