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Breath

Director: Narges Abyar
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The film won nine awards and screened at more than 30 international film festivals.
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2016/ Iran112 min/ Drama, Family, Fantasy
Original Title
Nafas
SYNOPSIS
The daily life of a daydreaming little girl, Bahar, and her persistent efforts to discover the world so she can experience life with all its sweetness and bitterness in her own way. The events of the film are marginal in Bahar’s imaginative world, but the war with its absolute certainty, imposes its reality on the unruly imagination of the little girl.
CAST
Sareh Noor Moosavi
Pantea Panahi Ha
Mehran Ahmadi,
Jamshid Hashempour
CREW
Screenwriter: Narges Abyar
DOP: Saed Nikzat
Editor: Sajad Pahlevanzadeh
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Production Company(ies)
Farabi Cinema Foundation
Noor Taban Film Company
Producer(s)
Mohammad-Hossein Ghasemi
film festivals
film festivals Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
film festivals Pune International Film Festival (PIFF),India
film festivals Sofia MENAR International Film Festival, Bulgaria
film festivals Edinburgh Iranian Festival, UK
film festivals Festival of Iranian Films in Chicago, USA
film festivals Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival (WIFF), USA
film festivals UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, USA
film festivals Iranian Film Festival Cologne, Germany
film festivals Cinéma du Parc, Montreal, Canada
film festivals Celebration of Iranian Cinema at the University of California Irvine, USA
film festivals Canada Kids Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Arab Film Festival Tübingen, Germany
film festivals Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan
film festivals São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, USA
film festivals Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA), Australia
film festivals Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, Switzerland
film festivals International Film Festival of India (IFFI), India
film festivals Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY), India
film festivals Boston Festival of Films from Iran, USA
film festivals Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), USA
film festivals Iranian Film Festival at Freer Gallery, USA
film festivals Aurangabad International Film Festival, India
film festivals RIFF - Rajasthan International Film Festival, India
film festivals Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), USA
film festivals Bengaluru International Film Festival, India
film festivals Fajr International Film Festival, Iran
film festivals Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
film festivals Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF), Canada
film festivals Iranian Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
film festivals Persian Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
film festivals Minsk International Film Festival – Listapad, Belarus
film awards
film awards Best Picture in National Vision Category, Best Supporting Actress and Best Leading Actress at the Fajr International Film Festival, Iran
Best Director Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
Best Director Award at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF), Canada
Best Audience Award at the Iranian Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
Special Mention at the Persian Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
Best Director Award and Best Child Actress at the Minsk International Film Festival – Listapad, Belarus
Quotes
“Handsomely shot, with a lightness of touch, this is a watchable and affecting picture.” Wendy Ide - Screen Daily