The Manchador

Directed by Kaveh Tehrani

2019

Comedy

20 min

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Iran Norway

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Color

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Persian

Synopsis

Mina and Saeed live a stressful life in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Being a woman in Iran is not particularly easy and Mina sees a future for the family elsewhere. She wants to move abroad, but Saeed then invents a device that places the responsibility for the hijab where it belongs – with the men whose gaze women need protection from.
The Manchador is a satire about life in modern day Tehran, seeing, our senses, and spirituality.

Festivals

2019

  • The Norwegian Short Film Festival • Audience Award
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival
  • Bergen International Film Festival

2020

  • Aspen Shortsfest • Youth Jury Award
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Helsinki International Film Festival
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • Interfilm Berlin

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Reza Brojerdi, Narges Rashidi, Jasmin Tabatabai, Sarina Ashkpour, Mohammad-ali Behboudi
Script:
Kaveh Tehrani
Cinematographer:
Adam Wallensten
Editor:
Kristoffer Archetti
Sound design & mix:
César Fernández Borrás (set), Adrian Baumeister (mix), Nora Siebe (design)
Music:
Javid Afsari Rad
Producer:
Verona Meier, Ruben Thorkildsen
Production Company:
Ape&bjørn
Co-production Company:
Zebra Kroop

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