The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood / Shabhaye Zayendeh-Rood

The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood / Shabhaye Zayendeh-Rood

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf / Iran / Colour / 65 mins / Persian

Synopsis : The film is about an anthropologist and his daughter, and it happens during three different periods: Before, during and after the revolution. The daughter works in accidents and emergency department of a hospital, where they bring in different suicidal patients, whom have tried to take their own lives by taking drugs. The ward she is working, is never empty of suicidal patients. The reason behind each suicide attempt is different form one person to another, especially before and after the revolution. Looking for a reason to be alive, one of suicide patient falls in love with the anthropologist’s daughter. A love that proves to be impossible…

1_the-nights-of-zayandeh-rood_3CAST & CREW

Direction, Production, Editing & Screenplay Mohsen  Makhmalbaf
Music Iraj Saeed Eftekhari
Cast Manochehr Esmaeeli, Mozhgan Naderi, Parvaneh Gowharani, Zeinab