WHO’S IN IT?
Mahour Jabbari (film debut), Vahid Aghapoor (Modest Reception), Parnian Akhtari (film debut), Sarah Alimoradi (film debut), Mona Ghiasi (film debut), Houman Hoursan (film debut), Bahar Noohian (film debut), Leyli Rashidi (Permission), Shayesteh Sajadi (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Sadaf Foroughi (film debut), director, writer, producer; Kiarash Anvari (The Pot and the Oak), producer, editor; Sina Kermanizadeh (Dance with Me), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Ava (Jabbari) is a bright and focused teenager living with her parents in the strict and traditional society of Tehran. When her overprotective mother (Noohian) misinterprets her innocent relationship with a local boy, a humiliated Ava begins to rebel against the restrictions placed upon her by her school and her society…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Iranian-Canadian debut filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi takes inspiration from her own childhood for a fierce and powerful study of growing up under severe restrictions in Iran.