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Orion Orion
The Orion
Director: Zamani Esmati

2010, DVcam, colour, 88'
Vers: Farsì - Sub: Ita/Eng

Winner ex-aequo Eros & Psyche Award 2011
for the way it traits the subject with great nuances. It is a strong analysis on the perversion of the system, or on how cersorship can penetrate into the citizens’ mind, becoming their own executors. The film was made with great creativity, especially as far as the editing is concerned.

Elham is an intelligent, educated student who inadvertently becomes pregnant after having an affair with Amir, the professor she has fallen in love with. But when Amir reveals that he has no intention of marrying her, Elham is forced to take precarious steps in order to maintain her viability as a potential mate. With the help of two old friends, Amir sets up a surreptitious meeting with a backstreet doctor who offers to solve their problem; but will they be able to go through with it?

Screenplay: Zamani Esmati
Cinematography: Mansoor Heydari
Editing: Zamani Esmati, Jafar Panahi
Sound: Mehrdad Jelokhani
Cast: Nasim Kiani, Mehrdad Sheykhi, Hamed Baraghani, Mohamad Reza Farzad

Prizes and selections:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2010 (Forum of Independents), Abu Dahbi Film Festival 2010 (New Horizons Competition)

Zamani Esmati

Zamani Esmati
(Tehran, T +98 21 44 22 84 57;

Casa del Cinema (Sala Deluxe) - 24 Nov, 10.30
Casa del Cinema (Sala Deluxe) - 24 Nov, 19.30
[The director will attend the screening]


Winners 2011

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