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Directed by Adel Tabrizi

NOMINEE – Best Narrative Feature

A nostalgic drama-meets-comedy sports action narrative set in Iran 30 years ago.

It’s 1996. Mahtab lives in Tehran along with her 10-year-old child, Erfan. Her husband Morteza is in jail, and she enrolls Erfan in a karate class so that he does not end up like his father. Erfan’s only interest is cinema, however, and he couldn’t care less about sports. Hassan Khoshnood is the tough and serious karate instructor whose dictator-type methods cause Erfan to run away from the karate academy.

This film will screen in person only.

Directed by Adel Tabrizi
Produced by Hanif Sorori

Director’s Bio: Adel Tabrizi was born in Mashhad, Iran in 1983. He received his Bachelor of Cinema Direction from Soureh University. He is a member of ISFA Iranian Short Film Association and Cinema House Director’s Assistants Association. He was nominated for the first film director award at 39th Fajr Film Festival.

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative

Sat, Nov 11
7:00 pm