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"The Red Card" (Carte Ghermez)

Director: Mahnaz Afzali
Image: Mohammadreza Derakhshan, Khadijeh Jahed, Mahnaz Afzali
Editor: Bahman Kiarostami
Music: Selected from Iman Vaziri
Sound Designer and Mix: Keivan Jahanshahi
Assistant Director: Aida Pourshirazi, Sara Irani, Adham Lavasani
Producer: Hassan Pourshirazi
Video, Color, 74 min & 45 min & 58 min, 2006

- "THE RED CARD" BBC World Version, 45 min, 2009
- “DEATH OF A WAG” BBC Storyville Version of "THE RED CARD", 58’:15” min, 2008

"The Red Card" is about one of the most complicated and controversial criminal files in judiciary system of Iran. Shahla Jahed, a 34 years old woman who was madly in love with a very famous Iranian Soccer player had a love affair with him for so long, now is accused of brutal murder of her lover's wife… Mahnaz Afzalli, not only could film the court sessions but also she was able to get the most honest moments of confessions which brings up the most unspeakable taboos of the society to the surface.

BIOGRAPHY

Mahnaz Afzali is a well-known cinema and TV actress who has played in 14 feature films and 3 TV series. She directed her first documentary “No Witness” in 2000. “The Ladies” is her second film in 2003 which was a big success and participated in more than 30 film festivals around the world such as IDFA. “The Red Card” is her recent documentary in 2006.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • No Witness
  • The Ladies
  • The Red Card
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • Documentary
  • 45 min
  • 55 min
  • 74 min
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2006

  • IDFA/ Joris Ivens Competition (2006/ Netherlands)
  • Zagreb Dox Int'l Film Festival (26 Feb – 3 March 2007/ Croatia)
  • Oxdox Int'l Doc Film Festival (10 – 25 March 2007/ UK)
  • Festival Cinema Africano, Asia ed American Latina (19 – 25 March 2007/ Italy)
  • Encountres South African Doc F.F. (13 July – 5 August 2007/ South Africa)
  • Munich Doc. Int'l Film Festival (2 – 10 May 2007/ Germany)
  • Chicago Int'l Film Festival (6 – 28 Oct 2007/ USA)
  • Viennal Int'l Film Festival (19 – 31 Oct 2007/ Austria)
  • Festival Int'l de Documentaries a Agadir (4- 8 Nov 2008/ Morocco)
  • Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (9 – 24 Nov 2007/ USA)
  • Jugend im Dialog Austausch der Kulturen (23 Nov 2007/ Germany)
  • Courmayeur Noir in Festival (4 – 10 Dec 2007/ Italy)
  • Friburg Int’l Film Festival (1 – 8 March 2008/ Switzerland)
  • Hot Docs Canadian Int'l Documentary Festival (17 – 27 April 2008/ Canada)
  • UCLA Int’l Film Festival (5 April 2008/ USA)
  • Syracuse Int’l Film Festival (25 April – 4 May 2008/ USA)
  • Durban Int’l Film Festival (23 July – 3 August 2008/ South Africa)
  • Women Film Festival in Wien (5 – 9 Oct 2008/ Austria)
  • Mar del Plate Int'l Film Festival (6 – 16 Nov. 2008/ Argentina)
  • Festival du Film Amazigh (11 – 15 Jan 2009/ Algeria)
  • Walker Art Center (25 March – 15 April 2009/ USA)
  • DocBoat Int’l Film Festival (1 – 30 Sep 2009/ Poland)
  • Das Iranische Wien (24 & 27 Feb. 2011 / Austria)

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