Searing Summer

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Searing Summer (Tabestan-e Dagh)

Directed by Ebrahim Irajzad

  • Iran 2017; 83 min
  • Original version: Persian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Cinematography, Best Editing - Fajr IFF


Nasrin wants to divorce her husband, but knows she won't be able to get custody of her six-years-old daughter if she does. So, unbeknown to her husband, she and her daughter move to another part of town where Nasrin finds a job at a hospital crèche. One day her husband catches up with her and their lives take an unexpected turn.

Director's Statement

A woman's place in society, whether it be at home or the workplace has always been one of the main themes of my short films. Through this first feature I've tried once again to highlight women's current social situation. Women fulfill many roles in a formidable way, always trying to balance the multiples tasks society imposes on them. And all this despite the many restriction they face. To conclude, I would like to thank the very high standards of professionalism of all those who participated in the making of this film.




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