BLOCKAGE
 سد معبر

TIFF Bell Lightbox (Cinema 2) — Friday, November 17th, 10:30PM

Blockage (Sadd-e ma'bar)

Director: Mohsen Gharaei
Screenwriter: Saeed Roustayi
Producer: Bahman Kamyar

Cast: Hamed Behdad, Baran Kosari, Mohsen Kiaei, Nader Fallah, Negar Abedi

Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 82 mins
Language: Persian with English Subtitles
Section: Competition

Ghasem (Behdad) works at Tehran Municipality and his job is to prevent vendors to work on the sidewalks. His employment is terminated when his secret deals with some of the vendors come to light and he begins to look for another job as a truck driver. He’s counting on his wife, Akram’s (Kowsari) patrimony to buy the truck. However, Akram believes they should buy a small house and leave Ghasem’s father’s home. Tension continues until a fight between Ghasem and a vendor creates an opportunity to overcome the problems, through questionable means.