The Sale

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    The Sale

    Haraj

    Directed by

    Iran

    2014

    86 min

    • Farsi

    Drama

    Forough is a middle aged woman whose husband has temporarily married with another woman. Even though that was kept secret from her, but his action is considered legal in Iran. Now the husband is in prison, due to not being able to pay second wife’s “Mehrieh” (the bride’s marriage portion).The second wife intends to receive her Mehrieh by asking the court’s permission to sell his house. Forough, the first wife, in order to not lose her home, intends to sell all she has to pay for her husband’s debt and release him from the jail.

    Credits

    Cast
    Fariba Khademi
    Nasim Adabi
    Mahsa Abiz
    Maryam Sarmadi
    Giti Ghasemi
    Esmat Rezapour
    Mohammad Kart
    Parya Ebrahimi
    Mohammad Karhemmat
    Sonia Shirazi
    Ahmad Shahabi
    Mohammad Akbari.
    Screenplay
    Hossein Shahabi
    Cinematography
    Hooman Salmasi
    Editing
    Hossein Eivazi
    Music
    Hossein Shahabi
    Babak Parsian
    Sales
    IRANIAN INDEPENDENTS
    Production
    RAIN HOME MOVIE
    Hossein Shahabi

    Hossein Shahabi

    Iran

    Born in 1967 in Tabriz- Iran, Hossein Shahabi studied classical music and graduated from Tehran University. He has made seven short films, ten Tele-movies and two feature films. THE BRIGHT DAY was his debut, which was nominated in four categories in Fajr International Film Festival Tehran and won two Honorary Diplomas. It was also screened in numerous film festivals around the world and received Astor Prize at the 28th Mar del Plata Film Festival and the Audience Prize at 24th Iranian Film Festival in Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center. THE SALE is his second feature film.