It's Winter

It's Winter  {Zemestan}
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It's Winter
Zemestan
Iran, 2006, 85 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topic: Drama
Programs: 2007 Best of Fest, New Voices/New Visions
Language: Farsi English Sub-Titles

Award Winner: New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize Winner

Set in an impoverished, snow-covered town south of Tehran, it tells the story of a woman whose unemployed husband goes abroad to find work. A striking blend of raw realism and poetic lyricism show the effects of poverty, unemployment, rootlessness, shame and commitment.

DIRECTOR: Rafi Pitts
Producer: Mohammad Mehdi Dadgoo
Editor: Hassan Hassandoost
Screenwriter: Rafi Pitts Based on a story by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Cinematographer: Mohammad Davoodi
Music: Hossein Alizadeh Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Principal Cast: Mitra Hadjar, Ali Nicksolat, Saeed Orkani, Ashem Abdi, Zahra Jafari
Filmography: Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty (2003), Sanam (1999), Season Five (1997)


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