By Mehdi Rahmani

Yalda, a 20 year old student of architecture, begins to know everyone around better after finding an old friend of her parents. It seems that “our city has become that much big that none of the many highways are enough to make our ways shorter; at the end of each way, we have already forgotten our everyday preoccupations; we have gradually forgotten how to see the hidden pains in our private lives…”

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    96 min
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  • Directed by

    Mehdi Rahmani
  • Written by

    Mehdi Shirzad, Mehdi Rahmani
  • Producer

    Mohsen Ali Akbari
  • Director of Photography

    Touraj Mansouri
  • Editor

    Haydeh Safiyari
  • Music

    Karen Homayounfar
  • Costume & Production Designer

    Majid Mirfakhraie
  • Sound-recordist

    Yadollah Najafi
  • Sound Mix

    Amir Hossein Ghasemi
  • Make-up

    Saeed Malekan
  • Special Effects

    Kamran Saharkhiz
  • Cast

    Fariborz Arabnia, Anna Nemati, Fattaneh Malek-Mohammadi, Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Azadeh Shams, Anahita Afshar, Roya Javid-nia.
Director's Biography

Mehdi Rahmani

Born in 1979 in Isfahan, Mehdi Rahmani is a graduate of filmmaking from IRIB College and a member of Iranian Young Cinema Society, Iranian Photographer's Society, Iranian Documentary Filmmakers' Society (IRDFA) and European Documentary Filmmakers' Society (EDN). Rahmani has also served as a jury member in two editions of Isfahan Int’l Children Film Festival and president of student juries in the 10th Tehran International Short Film Festival. His short and documentary films include THE BOYS OF AUTUMN; THE BRIDGE'S BALLADS; THE MOONLIGHT PRAYER; SMELL OF TRESSES; and BORDER ZONE. Rahmani made his debut feature film, THE OTHER, in 2010 which was represented in Avanca, Rio, Oulu, Valladolid, Goa, Goteborg and Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Feature Films: 2010- THE OTHER; 2012- PRIVATE.

Director's View

For a long time, I was thinking of making a film dwelling on an experienced youth with some extraordinary metaphysical abilities in realizing the world around. Apart from the physical experiences, this kind of realization leads her to maturity sooner than the others. The initial plot was developed on such a character. There was a young girl foreseeing the other’s decadence before any relevant events and entering a phase of confusion. But then we got it the human relations are more essential to understanding the theme, so we began omitting the narrative twists to achieve more convincing characters. For me, the main preoccupation remains the characteristics of the relations today…

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