The Wasteland
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    The Wasteland

    DASHTE KHAMOUSH

    Directed by

    Iran

    2020

    103 min

    • Persian

    Drama

    Orizzonti

    A remote brick manufacture factory produces bricks in an ancient way. Many families with different ethnicities work in the factory and the boss seems to hold the key to solving their problems. Forty-year-old Lotfollah, who has been born on-site, is the factory supervisor and acts as go-between for the workers and the boss.

    Boss has Lotfollah gathered all the workers in front of his office. He wants to talk to them about the shutdown of the factory. All matters now to Lotfollah is to keep Sarvar unharmed, the woman he has been in love with for a long time.

    Awards

    • Orizzonti Award for Best Film - Venice IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ali Bagheri
    Farrokh Nemati
    Mehdi Nassaj
    Majid Farhang
    Mahdieh Nassaj
    Screenplay
    Ahmad Bahrami
    Cinematography
    Masoud Amini Tirani
    Editing
    Sahar Yavari
    Music
    Foad Ghahremani
    Production
    PERSIA FILM DISTRIBUTION
    Ahmad Bahrami

    Ahmad Bahrami

    Iran

    Born in 1972 in Shahryar – Iran, Ahmad Bahrami holds a bachelor’s degree in directing cinema. He has made few short films before directing long-length films. His second feature, THE WASTELAND (2020) has been selected in the Horizons section at the Venice FF.