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Nahid (Nahid)

Director: Ida Panahandeh
Director's Assistant: Mohsen Hassan Pour
Screenplay: Ida Panahandeh- Arsalan Amiri
Photography: Morteza Gheidi
Editor: Arsalan Amiri
Sound: Jahangir Mirshekari - Mehdi Ebrahimzadeh
Sound Design & Mix: Mehrshad Malakouti
Music: Majid Pousti
Production Manager: Vahid Moradi
Still Photographer: Habib Majidi
Production Company: Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC)
Producer: Bijan Emkanian
Cast: Sareh Bayat (Nahid) Awarded as the Best Actress for "A Separation" in Berlinale Pejman Bazeghi (Masoud)
Navid Mohammad Zadeh (Ahmad) Milad Hossein Pour (Amir Reza) Pouria Rahimi, Nasrin Babaei
Color, 2K, 16:9, 105 min, 2015, Iran

Winner Of
Promising Future Prize

A young divorcee living with her son in a small northern city of Iran, wants to marry the man she has fallen in love with. According to the current rules, the father has the custody of children; however, her ex-husband has granted her that right on the condition that she doesn't remarry. Struggling to keep both of her beloved ones, she has to think about the third option: Temporary Marriage (Sighe). However, this will get her into a predicament, as despite its being legal, Sighe is not well-received by the society at all. Would temporary marriage be a good solution for her?


Ida Panahandeh was born in Tehran in 1979. She has an MFA in Film Directing, and a BFA in Film Photography. She started film making when she was a student in Tehran Art University, and has made many short films. As a talented filmmaker, she was invited to make TV movies for the Iranian State TV and was awarded in different national TV festivals. She was chosen and invited to participate in 2009's Berlinale "Talent Campus" with her short film "Cockscomb Flower". As a female filmmaker, she has always been interested in women's issues and has tried to do her best in improving the cultural view on women by making documentaries, the effort which is also reflected in her first feature film, "Nahid".


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  • Cannes-Un Certain Regards (13-24 May 2015/France) Promising Future Prize (Prix de l'Avenir)
  • International Film Festival Film by the Sea in Netherlands(11- 20 Sept 2015/Netherlands)
  • Int'l Manaki Brothers in Republic of Macedonia (18-27 Sept 2015/Macedonia)The Small Golden Camera & Special Mention
  • Athens Int'l F.F (23 Sept. - 4 Oct. 2015/ Greece)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada (24 Sept.- 9 Oct. 2015/Canada)
  • Zurich FF (24 Sept.-4 Oct. 2015/Switzerland)
  • Festival Int'l du Film de Femmes (28 Sept.- 3 Oct. 2015)
  • Homburg Int'l F.F (1-10 Oct. 2015/Germany)
  • Busan Int'l F.F (1-10 Oct. 2015/Korea)
  • Rio de Janeiro Int'l FF (1-14 Oct. 2015 / Brazil)
  • Festival Passion Cinema (5 Oct. 2015/France)
  • Festival Int'l du Film Independent de Bordeaux (8 - 14 Oct. 2015 / France) Winner of the Prize of the Guild of Cinema French Critic
  • Ghent Int'l F.F (13-24 Oct. 2015/Belgium)
  • Chicago Int'l F.F. (15-29 Oct. 2015 / USA) Winner of the Roger Ebert Award
  • Tofifest Int'l F.F. (18-25 Oct. 2015 / Poland)
  • Valladolid Int'l F.F (24 -31 Oct. 2015/ Spain)
  • AFI FEST (5-12 Nov. 2015 / USA)
  • Taipei Golden Horse F.F (5-20 Nov. 2015/Taiwan)
  • Stockholm Int'l F.F (11-22 Nov. 2015/Sweden)
  • IFF Bratislava (12-17 Nov. 2015/Slovak Republic)
  • Carthage Int'l FF (21-28 Nov. 2015 / Tunis)
  • Asia Pacific Screen Award (26 Nov. 2015/Australia)
  • Festival Cinema et Droits Humain (8-10 Nov. 2015/France)
  • International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (29 Nov.-6 Dec. 2015 / Turkey)
  • Goteborg F.F (29 Jan.-8 Feb. 2016/Sweden)
  • Hong Kong Int'l F.F. (21 March-4 April 2016 / Hong Kong)
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive (30 April-22 May 2016 / USA)
  • Shanghai Int'l FF (11-19 June. / China)
  • Esperanza Int'l FF (18-25 Aug. 2016 / Russia)
  • Yari Association (Sept. 2016 / Sweden)
  • Duhok Int'l FF (9-16 Sept. 2016 / Iraq) Competition Winner of the New Talent Award for the Best First or Second International Feature-Length Film (Statue of Golden Grape Leaf )
  • Nara Int'l Film Festival (17-22 Sept. 2016 / Japan) Competition Winner of the best film prize and statue of Golden Deer in the fifth Japan Nara Film Festival
  • Milwaukee Film Festival (24 Sept.-8 Oct. 2016 / USA)

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