"UNDER THE SKIN OF THE CITY" (Zir-e Pust-e Shahr)

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Scriptwriters: R. Bani-Etemad, Farid Mostafavi
Director of Photography: Hossein Jafarian
Editor: Mostafa Khergheh-Poush
Sound: Asghar Shahverdi
Cast: Golab Adineh, Mohammad-Reza Forutan, Baran Kosari
Producers: R. Bani-Etemad, Jahangir Kosari
92min, Color, 35mm, 2000

Tuba, who works in a weaving factory, is carrying the burden of her husband and four children on her shoulder, trying to make a better life for her children, what she couldn't have so far. Her eldest son Abbas is so worried about the mother and is searching for a better work, hopeful for a better condition for the family, but he makes the family's condition worse.


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Rakhshan Banietemad Resume 2020

  • 23rd Moscow Int'1 Film Festival (2001/ Russia)
    Winner of The Grand Jury Prize
  • Karlovy Vray Film Festival (2001/ Czech Republic)
  • Montreal World Film Festival (2001/ Canada)
  • Toronto Film Festival (2001/ Canada)
  • Film From the South Festival (2001/ Denmark)
  • Fukuoka Int'1 Film Festival (2001/ Japan)
  • Vancouver Int'1 Film Festival (2001/ Canada)
  • Mill Valley Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts (2001/ USA)
  • The Film Center of Chicago (2001/ USA)
  • Films From the South (2001/ Norway)
  • Slovenian National Cinematheque (2001/ Slovenia)
  • Viennale Int'1 Film Festival (2001/ Austria)
  • Tokyo Int'1 Film Festival (2001/ Japan)
  • London Film Festival (2001/ England)
  • Thessaloniki Int'1 Film Festival (2001/ Greece)
  • Calcutta Film Festival (2001/ India)
  • Torino Film Festival (2001/ Italy)
  • Black Nights Film Festival (2001/ Estonia)
  • Goteborg Film Festival (2001/ Sweden)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in UCLA Film and TV Archive (2001/ USA)
  • Sundance Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Palm Spring Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in Rice University & Media Center (2001/ USA)
  • Seattle Int'1 Film Festival (Women in Cinema) (2001/ USA)
  • Rotterdam Film Festival (2001/ Netherland)
  • Portland Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Cleveland Film Festival (2002/ USA)
  • Rennes Int'1 Film Festival (2002/ France)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in Asia Society and Museum (2002/ USA)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in California Institute of the Arts (2002/ USA)
  • The Danish Film Institute/ Cinematheque (2002/ Denmark)
  • Das Iranische Wien (Oct.2014/ Austria)
  • Crime & Punishment Film Festival (30 Sept. 6 Oct. 2016 / Turkey)

English Dialogue List
Orginal Dialogue List

Spotting List

1. Crime & Punishment Film Festival (30 Sept. 6 Oct. 2016 / Turkey)

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