Being Born

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    Being Born

    Be Donya Amadan

    Directed by

    Iran

    2016

    92 min

    • Farsi

    Drama

    Fajr Film Festival

    Pari and Farhad are a middle-class family who are both involved in theater and cinema. They love each other and are happy with their son, though Pari, unwantedly becomes pregnant. Farhad insists on abortion but Pari believes the abortion is inhuman and cannot accept her husband's idea. A baby who has the possibly of making their family life happier causes some serious changes in their situation.

    Awards

    • International Grand Jury Prize - Vesoul IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Hedayat Hashemi
    Elham Korda
    Sepahrad Farzami
    Reza Mortazavi
    Behnaz Jafari
    Morteza Nasim Sobhan
    Roya Javidnia
    Pooneh Abdolkarimzadeh
    Mehdi Amiri
    Cinematography
    Mohammad Ahmadi
    Editing
    Sepideh Abdolvahab
    Music
    Peyman Yazdanian
    Sales
    IRANIAN INDEPENDENTS
    Production
    KAVIR FILM
    Mohsen Abdolvahab

    Mohsen Abdolvahab

    Iran

    Born in 1957 in Tehran, Mohsen Abdolvahab is a graduate of Film Editing from IRIB College of Tehran. He started his film career in the 1980s by editing documentaries and short films and then turned to docu-fiction. He’s already made 25 short and documentary films and he has received several national and international awards, including IDFA’s Silver Wolf Prize for Haj Abbas’ WIVES in 2001. He co-directed two feature films, GILANEH (2004) and MAINLINE (2006) with Rakshan Bani-Etemad as well. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB (2010) was his first independent feature film, screened in more than 30 international festivals and awarded 10 times. BEING BORN (2016) is his fourth feature film.