"THE LONGEST NIGHT" (Shab-e Yalda)

Director: Scriptwriter and Editor: Kiumars Pourahmad
Director of Photography: Hossein Jafarian
Music: Hamid Yaraghchian
Sound: Bahman Ardalan
Cast: Mohammad-Reza Forutan, Elham Charkhandeh, Parvindokht Yazdanian
Production: Tamasha Cultural Institute
88min, Color, 35mm, 2001

In the night of the winter solstice (Shab-e Yalda), Hamed begins a dark journey into the recesses of the past. He, who has been in love with his wife Mahnaz, finds out the loss, betrayal and survival through his imposed loneliness, when his wife and his daughter Nazee have left Iran in search of a better future in Germany.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1949 in Isfahan, Kiumars Pourahmad started his work from 1974 as assistant director in a TV serial. After making some short films and TV series, he made his first feature film TATOUREH in 1984. It was ’Majid’s Stories” that made him totally popular in Iran. He was the assistant director of Abbas Kiarostami in ”Where is the Friend’s Home?” and now is one of the most active and famous Iranian directors.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • TATOUREH
  • BIBI CHELCHELEH
  • GOYAR
  • THE HARBOUR
  • SILENT HUNT
  • THE SHAME
  • THE NEXT DAY MORNING
  • BREAD & POETRY
  • FOR THE SAKE OF HANIEH
  • STRANGER SISTERS
  • THE LONGEST NIGHT
  • EDELWEISS
  • TOP OF TOWER
  • NIGHT BUS
  • Feature
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  • 1984
  • 1984
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1992
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  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 1995
  • 2001
  • 2005
  • 2005
  • 2007

 

  • Bangkok International Film Festival (2003)
  • Festival de Cinema de Rennes (2003)

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