Melbourne

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    Melbourne

    Directed by

    Iran

    2014

    93 min

    • Farsi

    Drama

    A young couple, Amir and Sara, are about to move to Melbourne to begin a new life as foreign exchange students. The day of their departure has finally arrived, but they are suddenly faced with a constant stream of friends and relatives, slowing their preparations down to a snail’s pace. Just as they are hurrying to finish off a few last-minute chores like returning their apartment to the owner and talking to a friend in Australia on Skype about what to do after they arrive there, something unexpected happens. Both Amir and Sara are stunned by the event, and rush to deal with it as best they can. Will they really make it to Melbourne or does some entirely different future await them?

    Awards

    • Best Original Screenplay - Stockholm FF
    • Golden Pyramid - Cairo IFF
    • Young Jury Prize for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Script - Gijón FF
    • Jury Prize ex-aequo, Prix Inalco - FI de Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Payman Maadi
    Negar Javaherian
    Mani Haghighi
    Shirin Yazdanbakhsh
    Elham Korda
    Roshanak Gerami
    Mehrnoosh Shahhosseini
    Alireza Ostadi
    Screenplay
    Nima Javidi
    Cinematography
    Hooman Behmanesh
    Editing
    Sepideh Abdolvahab
    Music
    Hamed Sabet
    Sales
    IRANIAN INDEPENDENTS
    Production
    QABE ASEMAN ART INSTITUTE
    Nima Javidi

    Nima Javidi

    Iran

    Nima Javidi was born in 1980. He graduated in mechanical engineer and has directed six short films – MARATHON PARALYZED CHAMPION (1999), A CALL FOR O (2001), THE POOR EARTH (2004), CHANGEABLE WEATHER (2007), CRACK (2009), CATNAP (2010); two documentaries – PERSON (2007), AN ENDING TO AN ANCIENT PROFESSION (2007); and more than thirty commercials. Melbourne is his first feature film.