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Director
Mohammad Rasoulof

Filmography
2002 The Twilight
2005 Iron Island
2008 Head Wind (doc)
2009 The White Meadows
2011 Bé omid é didar/Goodbye

Biography
He was born in 1973 in the town of Shiraz in Iran. He started his career by making numerous short films. His first feature film, in 2002, The Twilight, was presented at various festivals, including Locarno and Montreal. His second film, Iron Island, was selected in 2005 at the “Directors’ Fortnight” in Cannes. He was arrested in 2010. Charged with “hostile actions and waging propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”, he was sentenced to 6 years in prison, with the prohibition of making films or leaving Iran for 20 years. Released on parole while waiting for the verdict of his appeal, he shot the film Goodbye in semi-underground conditions.

Special Screenings

Goodbye / Mohammad Rasoulof

In the desperate situation in today’s Iran, a young female lawyer, whose professional license has been revoked, is several months pregnant. She lives alone, for her journalist husband is obliged to live in hiding. Pursued by the authorities, almost a stranger in her own country, she decides to flee...


Director:Mohammad Rasoulof
Script:Mohammad Rasoulof
Cinematography:Arastoo Givi
Editing:Mohammad Reza Muini
Sound:Mohammad Habibi
With:Leyla Zareh, Hassan Pourshirazi, Behname Tashakor, Sima Tirandaz, Fershteh Saderorafai, Roya Teymorian, Shahab Hoseini
World Sales:Fortissimo Films, The Netherlands T. +31 20 627 3215 laura@fortissimo.nl www.fortissimofilms.com
Production Design:Saeid Asadi
Producer:Mohammad Rasoulof
Production:Shargh Tamasha Media, Iran T. +98 91 2712 1507 F.+98 21 2287 1004 rasoulof2011@gmail.com
Production Country:Iran
Format:HDCam Color
Duration:104'
Production Year:2011
Best Director “Un Certain Regard” - Cannes IFF 2011
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 22:45 | ID:546
JOHN CASSAVETES:Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 17:00 | ID:654
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