Official Panorama Section
Director: Arash Lahooti
Genre : Drama
Alban is walking through a lush green plantation, inspecting her workers as they bring in the harvest. The assertive forty-something woman has been involved in the male-dominated orange business for years. She employs a group of seasonal female workers to harvest orange trees in northern Iran. This year she has received the largest order in the region – a fact that is not readily accepted by her male competitors. As soon as the harvesting begins, so does the sabotage on Alban’s work and she is forced to deal with the numerous consequences: harvesting is running slow, money is running out and her worker’s motivation is dwindling. To top it all off, her husband Majid packs his bags and leaves her.
The director, Arash Lahooti was born in Tehran in 1982. He graduated in film and editing and is a director, producer and editor of documentary films and a member of the Iranian Union of Documentary Filmmakers. His first documentary, Trucker and the Fox (2013), has been screened at more than 45 festivals and has received 9 awards.
Saturday 12th October