Atabai is a middle-aged architect who’s been back from Tehran to his home village in Azerbaijan province. Due to his social class and ethnicity, he has gone through failure in love as a young university student. Since then, by bringing prosperity to his village, he has found respect and dignity among the ones who love him. Yet, his sister’s suicide after her forced marriage at the age of 15 keeps haunting him. He takes care of his nephew, Aidin and a garden as two precious legacies of his sister. Despite being busy and successful with his work, Atabai feels lonely and scared to confront love again.
Born in 1971 in Tehran, Niki Karimi is one of the most famous, internationally acclaimed actress and filmmaker in Iran. She began her work as an actress with films such as "SARA" by Dariush Mehrjouii, which she won best actress award at "San Sebastian Film Festival and in Nantes Film Festival in 1992. After that she worked in more than 25 films which brought her awards both nationally and internationally such as awards at "Taormina Film Festival" in Italy, "Cairo Film Festival" in Egypt and "Fajr Film Festival" in Tehran, and Best Actress awards at Iranian Film Society. In 2001, she started film making by making a documentary about infertility named "TO HAVE OR NOT TO HAVE" which was the beginning of her career as a filmmaker. In 2004 she made her first feature film ONE NIGHT which was shown at "Uncertain regards" at Cannes film festival. After that (“ONE NIGHT”) has been shown in numerous international film festivals. In 2006, she made her second feature film "A FEW DAYS LATER" which premiered at "Rome Film Festival". Feature Films: 2004- ONE NIGHT,2006- A FEW DAYS LATER, 2011- FINAL WHISTLE, 2015- NIGHT SHIFT, 2020- ATABAI.
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