PARADISE – Ma dar behesht

COMPETITION

Synopsis

Living in the household of her married sister in Tehran, the
25-year-old Hanieh has to commute long and tedious hours
every day to get to the suburbs where she works as a teacher
at a girls’ primary school. She tries to get shifted to a school
closer to the city but paperwork seems stuck in a weary process
and endless bureaucratic channels. No cooperation can be
expected either from her school where two girls are reported
missing. Increasingly exhausted and paralyzed by her daily
life, Hanieh struggles to find a way out…

paradise

Country

Iran & Germany

Year

2015

Duration

1h40

Format

DCP, in color

Language

In Persian

Subtitling

Arabic, English & French

Data sheet

RÉALISATION | DIRECTION
Sina Ataeian Dena
PRODUCTION
Yousef Panahi, Amir Hamz & Sina
Ataeian Dena – Bon Voyage Films
& Sina Dena Films Picture
SCÉNARIO | SCREENWRITING
Sina Ataeian Dena
IMAGE | CINEMATOGRAPHY
Payam Sadeghi
MONTAGE | EDITING
Sina Ataeian Dena & Mohammad
Tavakoli

interpretation

Dorna Dibaj (Hanieh), Fariba
Kamran (Leila), Fateme Naghavi
(l’institutrice/the schoolmistress),
Nahid Moslemi (la directrice de
l’école/the school headmistress),
Hoshang Ghovanloo (le vieillard/
the old man)

Contact

Bon Voyage Films
Email : bonvoyagefilms@gmail.com