• Directed & Produced by: Behnam Behzadi
  • Written by: Behnam Behzadi, Sahar Sakhaei
  • Director of Photography: Amin Ja’fari
  • Editor: Hamid Reza Lavafi
  • Costume & Production Design: Aydin Zarif
  • Music: Sahar Sakhaei
  • Sound: Mehdi Saaleh Kermani
  • Sound Mix: Amir Hossein Ghasemi
  • Make-Up: Mehrdad Mirkiani
  • Cast: Pouria Rahimi Sam, Elnaz Shaakerdoost, Setareh Pesyani, Amir Ja’fari.
  • Technical Specifications : Iran, 2020, Color, D-Cinema, 1/1:66, Digital 5.1, 106 Mins.

Bahman is a poet, living in the chaotic city of Tehran. Recently, he has been dealing with different problems in his life: his girlfriend, Nassim, is leaving the country, he’s losing ownership of his shop and he is constantly being followed by a motorcyclist. Stressed by this situation, he cannot write poems anymore and he’s become more isolated and fearful. In a society in which the rich and powerful define the rules, Bahman either needs to build up the courage to fight the injustice or accept the humiliation and lose everything.
Director’s Profile:
Born in 1972, Behnam Behzadi started his career as a photographer and theater player at the age of 15. He graduated from the Faculty of Cinema and TV in Tehran with a BA degree in filmmaking. He has made more than 20 films including shorts, TV movies and documentaries, some of which won various awards in international film festivals, including his first feature, “BEFORE THE BURIAL” in 2008. "BENDING THE RULES" won Special Jury Prize in Tokyo IFF, Audience Award in Nantes and Special Prize in Mannheim in 2013.His third feature, “INVERSION” was in “Un Certain Regards” of Cannes 2016 and more than other 25 festivals.

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