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Solar Eclipse

Eclipse

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Canadian Premiere

A teen girl and her two friends and are off for an afternoon in the largest park in Teheran to photograph a rare total solar eclipse. This is a slice-of-life teen adventure where something as dark as the eclipse is revealed. The film shows us that, perhaps not surprisingly, rebellious teen behaviours and attitudes in Iran and the West share striking similarities, and that some of their actions would be considered morally questionable in both societies. The film is beautifully shot and directed with simplicity and precision, complemented by superb acting. The eclipse becomes a metaphor for something that should have stayed hidden, and that unsettled feeling of something being fundamentally changed forever.

 

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Director Raha Amirfazli, Alireza Ghasemi
Cast Khorshid Cheraghipour, Paniz Esmaili, Anita Bagheri, Payman Naimi, Faraz Modiri
Credits See Full Credits
Country of Origin France/Iran
Year 2021
Language In Farsi with English subtitles
Film Contact Manifest Pictures
Links Official Website
15 min
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Credits

Executive Producer

Raha Amirfazli, Aria Ghavamian, Mani Nilchiani

Producer

Hassan Nadjarian Dariani, Alireza Ghasemi, Adrien Barouillet

Screenwriter

Alireza Ghasemi, Raha Amirfazli

Cinematography

Soheil Goharipour

Editor

Pooyan Sholevar

Production Design

Faraz Modiri

Directors

Raha Amirfazli headshot, Solar Eclipse co-director

Raha Amirfazli

Raha Amirfazli is an Iranian filmmaker who graduated from the Art University of Tehran in Film Directing. She has made several short films that have earned her national and international screenings, including Nausea (2017). In addition to serving as a referee in the Danish journal Short Film Studies, she is also the editor-in-chief of the 24 Frames website. Amirfazli is currently pursuing an MFA in Film Production at New York University.

Alireza Ghasemi headshot, Solar Eclipse co-director

Alireza Ghasemi

Alireza Ghasemi is an Iranian filmmaker. He received his Master’s degree in Film Directing from the Art University of Tehran. His short Lunch Time (2017) earned him a Palme d’Or nomination in Cannes’ short film category. He is now the international manager of the Iranian Short Film Association. He participated in Cannes’ residency program with his first feature-length film script, The Ceremony.