NO CHOICE

  • Written, Directed & Produced by: Reza Dormishian
  • Director of Photography: Aieen Irani
  • Editor: Haydeh Safi Yari
  • Music: Keyhan Kalhor
  • Sound Mix & Design: Mohammad-Reza Delpak
  • Sound-recordist: Nezamodin Kiaie
  • Make-Up: Abdollah Eskandari
  • Costume Design: Golnaz Golshan
  • Production Design: Amir-Hossein Hadad
  • Cast: Fatemeh Motamed Aria, Negar Javaherian, Parsa Pirouzfar, Bahman Farman Ara.
  • Iran, 2020, Color, Dolby 5.1, 1.85, 4K, DCP,106 mins.

Synopsis: Three woman living in three different circumstances in Iran; A homeless girl, a human rights lawyer, and a gynecologist. Golbahar, a sixteen-year-old girl, has been in the business of making babies for sale since she was eleven. The story begins when Golbahar is sold to a middle-aged man to have a baby for him. After a month, Golbahar is still not pregnant. Her pimp threatens to kill her, if she does not get pregnant soon. Golbahar undertakes some medical tests and to her surprises she finds out that her tubes have been tied. Golbahar has no knowledge of such operation ever done. She is suspicious that surgery was done when she was hospitalized for an accident she had a while back. A social worker introduces her to a lawyer. The lawyer believes that Golbahar's situation is the result of an unofficial national plan to euthanize the homeless in Iran to control their rising population. Her research leads to finding the gynecologist responsible, however, she does not admit. Director’s Profile: Born in 1981 in Tehran, Reza Dormishian has studied English Language and then he was involved in film journalism. He was an assistant to some prestigious Iranian filmmakers like Dariush Mehrjui and Alireza Davoudnejad and he’s also been credited as a scriptwriter for some films and TV productions. Reza Dormishian started making short films since 2002 and “HATRED” (2012) was his first feature film, fully produced independently in Istanbul and screened at many international events around the world like Montreal and Warsaw. “I’M NOT ANGRY!” (2014) was his second feature film which turned to be very controversial at home and had its world premiere at Berlinale’s Panorama section and one of most successful Iranian films in world festivals in 2014 & 2015, screened in more than 50 festivals and collecting 10 awards. Dormishian’s third movie “LANTOURI” (2016) was premiered at Berlinale’s Panorama section too and screened in more than 50 festivals and collected 6 international awards. “WHITE CHAIRS” (2017) was his fourth feature film, fully made in Christchurch, New Zealand. “NO CHOICE” is his fifth feature films. Feature Films: 2012-HATRED, 2014- I’M NOT ANGRY! ,2016- LANTOURI, 2017- WHITE CHAIRS, 2020- NO CHOICE. World Sales: Iranian Independents PO Box 15875-4769 Tehran, Iran Tel/WhatsApp: (+98-912) 3198693 Email: info@iranianindependents.com