LEAF OF LIFE

Iran

NETPAC

Director: Ebrahim Mokhtari
Year: 2017
Duration: 86′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama

Synopsis

A film director is unenthusiastically making a documentary film about Saffron cultivation and harvesting in a little town. He has accepted this job for the money so he can buy a house in Tehran. However, property prices are rising and he is concerned about this case. Therefore, instead of focusing on making a good film, he pushes his producer to buy a house for him in Tehran. Then, his producer informs him that he has bought an apartment for him. However, he receives a phone call and he has to leave the job and to travel back to Tehran. After some incidents, he is determined to come back to the town to make a memorable film.

Director’s Biography

Ebrahim Mokhtari was Born in 1947 in Babol, Ebrahim Mokhtari graduated from the College of Film and Television in 1972. He began to make documentary films for IRIB Television in the same year. “Caviar”, “The Baluchi Bread”, “A fishin voyage” and “Saffaron” are among his most important documentary works. Mokhtari made his debut feature film in 1994 and it was screened in the Film Critics Week in Cannes Film Festival. In 1997, Dok Leipzig Film Festival held a retrospective for his documentary films in his honour. Moreover, Mokhtari made several other films that were presented and awarded in international film festivals around the world. Some of his feature films are: “Zinat” (1994) and “Mokarrameh, Memories and Dreams” (2001).

Festivals and Awards

2017: 35th Fajr International Film Festival
2017: Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie
2018: Santa Cruz Film Festival
2018: INALCO Prix – 24th Vesoul Festival of Asian Cinema (Won)


SCREENING

Saturday 10th Nov

10:00h

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