THE LONG FAREWELL

By Farzad Motamen

After a wrongful accusation, Yahia is found not guilty by the court, but it seems no one is interested in giving a helping hand to a wrongfully accused man. No one, but his beloved. No one but the one he is deeply in love with...

Details
  • Genre
  • Country
    Iran
  • Year of Publication
    2015
  • Duration
    90 min
  • Aspect Ratio
    1:1.85
  • Film Type
    DCP
  • Sound System
    stereo
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Cast & Crew
  • Directed by

    Farzad Motamen
  • Written by

    Asghar Abdollahi
  • Producers

    Farzad Motamen, Ali Hazrati
  • Production Manager

    Meysam Kaed
  • Director of Photography

    Morteza Ghafouri
  • Editor

    Zhila Ipakchi
  • Costume & Production Designer

    Jahangir Mirzajani
  • Music

    Iman Vaziri
  • Sound-recordist

    Amir Nobakht
  • Sound Mix

    Iraj Shahzadi
  • Make-up

    Misha Jodat
  • Special Effects

    Arash Aghabeik
  • Visual Effects

    Mona Mir Taher
  • Cast

    Saeed Aghakhani, Sareh Bayat, Mitra Hajjar, Nader Fallah.
Director's Biography

Farzad Motamen

Born in 1960 in Tehran Farzad Motamen has a B.A in cinema studies from Rice University of Houston (Texas). He started his career by making documentary films in 1983. He worked persistently and made more than 40 documentary films during 1983 till 1993 including THE BANDAR'S KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1991) and JEYRAN (1992). SEVEN ACTS was Farzad Motamen's debut feature film which won two awards in Fajr Film Festival (including Best Actress). WHITE NIGHTS(2003) was his second feature based on Dostoyevsky's story which won five awards including the best film from the Khaneh Cinema's Awards. He is currently a lecturer in the Film Department of University of Tehran.
Feature Films: 2000- Seven Acts; 2003- White Nights; 2004- The Ransomed; 2008- The Music Box; 2009- The Voices; 2010- Poopak and Mash Mashallah; 2012- The Awakening; 2014- Shades; 2015- The Long Farewell.

Director's View

The first point which attracted me to direct the film was the fact that it was a romance. Of course the resemblances of the film with the westerns, especially in the opening were so attractive for me. It was a pretext to think of the westerns particularly in the sequences set in the train station and the houses around the railways…
Excerpted from the press conference report in dailies of Fajr 2015

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