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Director
Amir Naderi

Filmography
(selected)
1975 Marsiyeh/Requiem
1979 Barandeh/The Winner
1980 Josteju Yek/Search One
1981 Josteju Doe/Search Two
1985 Davandeh/The Runner
1989 Ab, Bad, Khak/Water, Wind, Dust
1993 Manhattan by Numbers
1997 A, B, C… Manhattan
2002 Marathon
2005 Sound Barrier
2008 Vegas: Based on a True Story
2011 Cut

 



Biography
Since the 1970s, he has been among the most influential figures of New Iranian Cinema. He entered the international spotlight with cinema classics such as The Runner and Water, Wind, Dust, which both won the Golden Montgolfiere at Nantes. The first prominent Iranian director to leave Iran in the late 80s, his American films have uniquely captured the vanishing texture of New York, premiering in New Directors/New Films, Venice, Cannes, Tribeca, and Sundance. Sound Barrierwon the “Roberto Rossellini” Critics’ Prize at the Rome Film Festival. Naderi’s work has been the subject of retrospectives at museums and film festivals around the world, including the Lincoln Center, the Torino National Film Museum and the Pusan IFF.

Special Screenings

Cut / Amir Naderi

Struggling young filmmaker Shuji is dedicated to changing the state of cinema. Shouting passionately in the street for radical change in public taste, he longs to bring back the artistic quality of the cinema classics. One evening, during one of his rooftop cinephile screenings, two thugs come and take Shuji away to an old boxing gym turned yakuza office/bar. Boss man Masaki informs Shuji that his brother Shingo borrowed lots of money to finance Shuji’s filmmaking. His brother has been beaten to death for failure to pay back the loans. The responsibility now falls on Shuji. Shuji decides that the only way to pay off the debt is to become a human punching bag in the gym’s toilets where his brother was killed. For a price per punch, gang members can hit Shuji’s six-pack until he can’t take anymore...


Director:Amir Naderi
Script:Amir Naderi, Abou Farman, Shinji Aoyama, Yuichi Tazawa
Cinematography:Keiji Hashimoto
Editing:Amir Naderi
Sound:Keiji Hashimoto
Costumes:Kyoko Baba
With:Hidetoshi Nishijima (Shuji), Takako Tokiwa (Yoko), Takashi Sasano (Hiroshi), Shun Sugata (Masaki) Denden (Takagaki)
World Sales:The Match Factory GmbH, Germany T. +49 221 539 409-0 F. +49 221 539 709-10 info@matchfactory.de www.the-match-factory.com
Production Design:Toshihiro Isomi
Producer:Eric Nyari, Engin Yenidunya, Regis Arnaud, Yuji Sadai, Shohreh Golparian
Production:Tokyo Story, Japan T. +81 3 5285 1844 F. +81 3 5285 1844 info@tokyo-story.com www.tokyo-story.com & Bitters End, Japan
Production Country:Japan
Format:35mm Color
Duration:132'
Production Year:2011
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 22:00 | ID:556
JOHN CASSAVETES:Friday, November 11, 2011 - 15:15 | ID:753
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