TIFF Bell Lightbox (Cinema 2) — Sunday, November 19th, 3:20PM


Israfil (esrafil)

Director: Ida Panahandeh
Screenwriter: Ida Panahandeh, Arsalan Amiri
Producer: Mastaneh Mohajer

Cast: Hedieh Tehrani, Pejman Bazeghi, Merila Zarei, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Pouria Rahimi Sam

Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 100 min
Language: Persian with English Subtitles
Section: Competition

Following the success of her marvellous debut feature, Nahid, Ida Panahandeh returns with another emotionally resonant drama about relationships and long-lost romances. Featuring a stellar cast of actors including Pejman Bazeghi (who reunites with the director after her first film), Israfil further positions Panahandeh as one of the most singular voices in contemporary Iranian drama.