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Driving Lessons

Class Ranandegi


A film by Marziyeh Riahi

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Women

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Driving Lessons

  • Marziyeh Riahi


    Marziyeh Riahi is editor-in-chief of Short Film News, (http://www.shortfilmnews.com/en ), Asia's first website specializing in short films and documentaries. She is a member of The Network For Promotion of Asian & Asia Pacific Cinema (NETPAC). She graduated in Cinema at the University of Applied Science and Technology in Tehran and graduated in film directing at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS). "Driving Lessons" is her first short film. 

    2019: Driving Lessons

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2019: TAMPERE Film Festival
  • 2019: Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias – FICCI
  • 2019: Tribeca Film Festival
  • 2019: Golden Apricot Film Festival
  • 2019: Edmonton International Film Festival
  • 2019: Mill Valley Film Festival
  • 2019: Nashville Film Festival
  • 2019: Kaohsiung International Short Film Competition
  • 2019: Rome Independent Film Festival


According to the laws of Iran, Bahareh must have her traditional, chauvinistic husband accompany her to driving lessons so she and her instructor will not be alone.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 13'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: Iran
  • Original Language(s): Persian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Linda Kiani, Alireza Sanifar, Salar Khamseh, Sanaz Mesbah
  • Screenplay: Marjan Riahi
  • Cinematographer: Majid Gorjian
  • Editor: Hossein Neshati
  • Sound: Mahmood Kashani
  • Producer: Marziyeh Riahi, Babak Rezaei