When Aban — tough, self-sufficient, and the only woman contractor in the orange fields of northern Iran — beats out the male competition for a big job, the operation seems to get off to a rocky start. From there, every step of the way looks stacked against the dedicated contractor. However, as a businesswoman in her forties fighting to prove her worth in an environment dominated by men, Aban doesn’t let go without a fight, even as the slimy competition works hard to sabotage her. To make matters worse, her marriage to Majid might be in trouble. Yet Aban trucks on, resilient. First-time narrative feature filmmaker Arash Lahooti borrows from his documentary work to infuse the story with a sense of realism and urgency, and Hediyeh Tehrani (Aban) and Ali Mosaffa (Majid) inject the film with powerful, nuanced performances. An empowering tale of dedication and sacrifice, Orange Days reminds us of the importance of not losing yourself and your loved ones while fighting the odds.
|Running Time:||102 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||U.S. Premiere|
|Language:||in Farsi with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)|
|Principal Cast:||Hadieh Tehrani, Ali Mosaffa, Mehran Ahmadi, Alireza Ostadi, Zhila Shahi|
|Screenwriter:||Arash Lahooti, Jamileh Darolshafaie|
|Primary Company:||Iranian Independents|