2014, Iran
88 min,. col., language — Persian

Director Rakhshan Banietemad
Scriptwriters Rakhshan Banietemad, Farid Mostafavi
DoP Koohyar Kalari
Production design Amir Esbati
Music Siamak Kalantari
Sound Yadollah Najafi, Amirhossein Ghassemi
Editing Sepideh Abdolvahab
Cast Golab Adineh, Saber Abar, Farhad Aslani, Foojan Arefpoor, Bahareh Daneshgar, Mohammadreza Forootan, Shahrokh Forootanian, Babak Hamidian, Mehdi Hashemi
Producer Rakhshan Banietemad
Production Iran Novin Film
World sales Noori Pictures

«Tales» is the story of world’s men and women’s lives that always have to fight for getting their rights: filmmakers, workers, intellectuals, state employees, social workers, etc.
Will the light of love and hope lighten their lives?

  • Best screenplay prize; Venice IFF-2014
  • Jury prize; Asia Pacific Screen Awards-2014
  • «Golden Royal Bengali Tiger» for best film; Kolkata IFF-2014

Director. Born in Teheran in 1954. After studying at the University of Dramatic Arts in Iran, she made several documentaries for Iranian TV. In 1987, she directed her first feature film «Off Limits», and in 1991, she became the first woman recipient of the best director award at Fajr IFF in Teheran for «Nargess». In 1995, she won the Locarno’ Bronze Leopard for «The Blue Veiled». Her next film, «Under the Skin of the City», was the highest grossing film in Iran in 2000 and garnered major awards at Moscow, Turin, Karlovy Vary and Seattle. Other works: «Gilaneh» (2005), «Mainline» (2006, Best director award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards). In 2008, she received an honorary doctorate from London University.