Before Summer Ends

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    Before Summer Ends

    Avant la fin de l'été

    Directed by

    France, Switzerland

    2017

    80 min

    • French
    • Farsi

    Documentary

    After five years studying in Paris, Arash has not adjusted to life there and has decided to return to Iran to live. Jolted by the news, his two friends Hossein and Nima, who do not want him to leave, convince him to take a last trip through France - secretly hoping he will change his mind. Their friendship strengthens with the evolving landscapes and their ongoing adventures, and each one's view of their lives in France changes to the point of overturning their convictions.

    Awards

    • Emerging Swiss Talent Award - Zurich FF
    • Special Mention - BFI London IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Maryam Goormaghtigh
    Cinematography
    Maryam Goormaghtigh
    Editing
    Gwénola Héaulme
    Music
    Marc Siffert
    Production
    4 A 4 PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    INTERMEZZO FILMS
    Sales
    UPSIDE DISTRIBUTION

    Press

    Tech credits for such a micro-budgeted effort are impressive, from Goormaghtigh’s excellent cinematography to the sharp sound design to a lovely score by Marc Siffert.

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    A poetic film, as melancholic as it is euphoric.

    Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

    Maryam Goormaghtigh

    Maryam Goormaghtigh

    Switzerland

    After completing film studies in Switzerland, Maryam Goormaghtigh studied filmmaking at INSAS, in Belgium. Many of her short films have been selected at Visions du Réel in Nyon: BIBELSKAES (2006), LE FANTÔME DE JENNY M (2008), HEART OF QIN IN HONG-KONG (2010), VOL AU PANTHÉON (2012). BEFORE SUMMER ENDS is her first feature film, and was a part of Cannes ACID 2017.