Tale of The Sea / Hekayat-e Darya

Tale of The Sea / Hekayat-e Darya

Director : Bahman Farmanara / 97 min / Iran / Persian / 2018


Taher Mohebi is a well-known writer who, after witnessing a violent murder, breaks down and spends three years in a mental institution. After release he is told that things are just as they were before, but his relentless hallucinations make him want to return to the institution.


Bahman Farmanara  – Director/ Producer/Scriptwriter
Farshad Mohammadi Cinematographer
Abbas Ganjavi Editor
Peyman Yazdanian Music
Ensieh Maleki Sound Designer
Keyvan Moghadam Art Director


Director’s statement

When it is forbidden to tell one’s story in an open manner because of its political implications, one is obliged to use metaphors to communicate with one’s audience. Tale of The Sea is the story of a well-known writer, driven to madness because of a tragic incident he witnessed. His personal story, with his wife and the daughter of his former lover, gives a twist to a tale that is as complicated as the sea, for the sea only tells the truth when a storm is raging.


Bahman Farmanara – Taher
Fatemeh Motamed Arya – Jaleh
Leila Hatami – Parvaneh
Saber Abar – Amir Dashti
Ali Nassirian – Hooshang
Roya Nonahali
Cameo Role Mother
Ali Mosaffa – Doctor
Pantea Panahiha
Cameo Role Mahin