Breath

Iran, 2016, 100 min.

Director

Narges Abyar

Producer

Mohammad-Hossein Ghassemi,
Abouzar Pourmohammadi

Scenario

Narges Abyar

Rights Holder

Iranian Independent

DOP

Saed Nikzat

Cast

Sareh Nour Mousavi, Pantea Panahi Ha, Mehran Ahmadi, Jamshid Hashempour, Shabnam Moghadami, Siamak Safari

Production

Noor Taban Film Company

The daily life of a daydreaming little girl, Bahar, and her persistent efforts to discover the world so she can experience life with all its sweetness and bitterness in her own way. Bahar loves reading books as it helps her to tolerate the harshness of the world around her. She mixes fairy tales with real events as her life revolves around two turning points in the temporary history of Iran, the revolution and the war. Though in Bahar’s imaginative world these events are marginal, but the war with its absolute certainty, imposes its reality on the unruly imagination of the little girl.

HONORS
2016 Black Nights Tallinn IFF (Estonia) – Best Director award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Narges Abyar

Born in 1972 in Tehran. Received her BA in Persian Literature and as an established writer, she’s already published 30 stories and novels for children, young adults and adults. She began her directing career with short films and documentaries, most of them about the Iran-Iraq War. Her feature film TRACK 143 won numerous awards including Audience Award for Best Film at annual Reel Sydney Festival of World Cinema and Audience Favorite Film at 2014 Fajr IFF.

Selected filmography

2016 Breath