Director: Arvand Dashtaray
Producer: Amir Keyvan Salehi
Production Company: Virgule Film and Performing Arts Company
Executive Producer: Hadi Heydari
Screenwriter: Marene Van Holk, Arvand Dasht Aray, Ehsan Goodarzi, Talaa Motazedi
Cinematographer: Peyman Shademanfar, Alireza Barazande
Editor: Sepideh Abdolvahab
Production Designer: Amirhosein Ghodsi, Arvand Dasht Aray, Amirhosein Davani
Original Music: Peter Soleymani Poor, Ankido Darash
Sound Designer: Erfan Yazdi
Sound Recordist: Daryoush Sadegh Poor, Amir Nobakht, Saeed Znand
Costume Designer: Negar Nemati, Arvand Dasht Aray, Shaylan Ashayeri
Make-Up Artist: Iman Omidvari, Laaya Kharaman, Mehrdad Mir Kiani
Photogarpher: Kiarash Mosayebi
Kazem Sayahi, Azadeh Samadi, Saeed Changizian, Marene van Holk, Neda Jebreili, Shiva Falahi, Farideh Saberi, Ashkan Jenabi, Nahid Moslemi
IRAN|2015-2019-2023| 90 min
– ABOUT THE FILM
An episodic film that gives a unique insight into the daily drama’s of middle-class Tehran apartment complex Atisaz. Three interwoven stories follow a family awaiting the return of a long lost son, two foreign tourists trying to clean up the mess of enjoying Tehran’s night life and a lobby man whose life is changed after witnessing a suicide from the height of Atisaz’ towers.
Having received the news of the impending return of Peyman, his mother and sisters and girlfriend, try to cover up how they’ve stood still for the five years that he was missing. While they clean and prepare his flat for his return, the five women struggle to face their own lives, trying their hardest to iron out or blame each other or Peyman to avoid responsibility for their own passivity.
After a wild night in Tehran, Julie and Anna return to the scene of the crime: Atisaz. They go on a mission to try to salvage their romantic relationships back home when they discover a compromising picture has been published on social media. They’re journey offers an insight into the misunderstandings that occur between cultures.
Mr Saberi’s identity is intertwined with Atisaz. He is part of the furniture and on close terms with all its inhabitants and workforce. He risks throwing this all away when the suicide of a tower inhabitant makes him depressed and reflective. He becomes reckless in his pursuit for who he really is.
Kazem Sayahi, Azadeh Samadi, Saeed Changizian, Amir Ahmad Qazvini, Arvand Dashtaray, Marene Van Holk, Faride Saberi, Neda Jebreeli, Shiva Falahi, Ashkan Jenabi, Elise Van Laar, Nahid Muslemi, Hossein Maleki, Ashkan Mehri, Burt Jan Korn, Meysam Mirzaei, Sanaz Bagheri, Morteza Khanjani, Morteza Alidadi, Erfan Daneshvar, Elahe Akhavan, Azam Badakhshan, Faraz Farzad, Ali Falah, RamzanAli Razaghi, Ghorban Mahdavi, Akbar Maleki, Panisa Sadat Mosad, Gandom Turabi, Adele Shaghaygh pour, Amir Seyyed, Mohammad Hosseini, Azadeh Mirzaei, Negin SadrAzami, Ali Aghaei, Alireza Farzanian, Poune Parsaee, Pouya Zand, Arvin Mohtashami, Asal Kalhor, Servin Moradi, Bijan Yegane, Saman Delshad, E00Atin Dashtaray
Film Title: ATISAZ
Original Film Title: ATISAZ
Language: Farsi, English
Subtitles: Farsi, English
Category: Feature (3 Episodes)
Genre: Drama, Experimental
Country of Production: Iran
Year of Production: 2015, 2019, 2023