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OBLIVION SEASON
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OBLIVION SEASON
 
NY Premiere

Director: Abbas Rafei

Iran, 2015, 93min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Feature Narrative
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Winner: Best Actress In A Feature & Special Prize For World Social Impact

Cast:  Sareh Bayat, Amin Zendeghani, Jila Alreshad, Human Kiaei
Crew:  Cinematography: Alireza Barazande - Editing: Parham Vafaei - Music: Peyman Yazdaniyan - Sound: Abbas Rastegharpour - Production: Abbas Rafei - Set & Design : Rana Amini - Unit Production Manager : Razagh Mousavipour
Email:  rafeiinfogmail.com

synopsis
An ex-prostitute in Iran starts a new life by marrying her loved one, but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seems and to earn her freedom she must fight the masculine society.

director
Abbas Rafei was born in 1962 in Shiraz. he is graduated in cinematography from the university of television in dramatic literature . Abbas Rafei also established a film production company in 1995, when he produced his first movie named "Mina's secret". It has developed its activities for making many TV series, fiction and documentary movies. Until now, it has also cooperated with other movie-making companies all over the world. He has received a number of awards from the festivals all around the world.
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filmmaker's note
In Iran's today society making a film about prostitutes is a real challenge cause the society and government deny their very existence. Now it's much more difficult that your protagonist be an ex-prostitute. I tried to show a woman behind bars and fences all over today's Tehran, whom is trying to overcome all the intolerance and traditional and religious dogmatism in her society, to live and stay alive. A society which doesn't wish to let her forget the past. When this woman “Fariba” releases herself from her house that is actually her prison , she finds herself in a bigger prison that is the society. This is a true story , the scriptwriter used to have a neighbor like this and he told me when she ran away from her house nobody didn’t know where she went and what is she doing until now and then It was a motivation for me to make this true story a film that shows this kind of women’s issues in society. After this film has been released , the government didn’t give the permission for screening for this film because of the bitter realism that was inside the scenes of this film and showed the bitter truth of the society. In Iran's today society making a film about prostitutes is a real challenge cause the society and government deny their very existence. Now it's much more difficult that your protagonist be an ex-prostitute. I tried to show a woman behind bars and fences all over today's Tehran, whom is trying to overcome all the intolerance and traditional and religious dogmatism in her society, to live and stay alive. A society which doesn't wish to let her forget the past.

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