IRN 2014 93'
DIRECTED BY: Nima Javidi
SCREENPLAY BY: Nima Javidi
PRODUCED BY: Javad Noruzbegi
CAST: Peyman Moaadi, Negar Javaherian
Sara and Amir (“A Separation’s” Peyman Moaadi) are leaving Teheran for Melbourne – we catch them during the last few moments before they move out. In the chaos of packing and saying goodbye, they agree to a favor that will put their future at risk. Thanks to the script’s precision, Nima Javidi (strongly inspired by the works of Asghar Farhadi) created a suspenseful, universal drama evoking ancient tradition. At the same time, he manages to subtly showcase the complex problems of contemporary Iran. “Melbourne” was the opening film of the Critical Week 2014 at Venice and received awards at festivals in Gijón, Stockholm and Cairo.
Born in 1980, he is an Iranian filmmaker with a degree in mechanical engineering. Since 1997, he directed six short films, two documentaries and over thirty commercials. “Melbourne” is his feature film debut; it was screened at the opening of the Critical Week in Venice and received awards for best picture at the IFF in Cairo and for best script at the FF in Stockholm.