A housewife turns to a highly-acclaimed, promising newcomer after her first film role co-starring with a veteran actor who is, more literally, her husband. Obviously the jealous husband leaves the house, but it is not a good time for doing this, since their daughter is going to come back to Iran!
Born in 1956 in Tehran, Behrouz Afkhami is a graduate of Film Editing from IRIB Faculty. He started his film career with making a number of short films and made his first professional experience as cinematographer in Seifollah Daad’s UNDER THE RAIN. With his debut feature film, THE BRIDE, Afkhami gained the public attention and received critical acclaim. In 1999 once again, with HEMLOCK, he was well received both by the public and the film critics. Internationally he is best known for THE RIVER’S END which was screened in Quinzaine 2004. A former member of parliament, Afkhami has been also teaching script writing, directing and editing both privately and in universities since 1989.
Feature Films: 1991- THE BRIDE; 1993- THE DAY OF THE ANGEL; 1995- THE DAY OF THE DEVIL; 1997- TAKHTI THE WORLD CHAMPION; 1999- HEMLOCK; 2004- THE RIVER’S END; 2010- ST. PETERSBURG; 2011- CHILD OF THE DAWN; 2012- BLACK NOISE; 2014- AZAR, SHAHDOKHT, PARVIZ & OTHERS.
I hope this film could be among my successful ones and I suppose this hope is not unreasonable. When you have a script with central woman character and the drama is formed around a number of women characters, the assistance of a woman writer will help you a lot. I did it when working on the script of HEMLOCK with Minoo Farshchi. I had everything needed to write it, even the plotline points and sequences, but I gave them all to her and she did the job. This time it was much more important to benefit from the work of a woman writer and Marjan Shirmohammadi’s story was a good one to deal with…