رگ خواب

TIFF Bell Lightbox (Cinema 2) — Sunday, November 19th, 9:30PM (SOLD OUT)
2nd Screening:  Art Gallery of Ontario — Saturday, November 18th, 9:00PM (SOLD OUT)
3rd Screening: Art Gallery of Ontario — Saturday, November 18th, 6:30PM (tickets)


Subdued (rag-e Khab)

Director and Producer: Hamid Nematollah
Screenwriter: Masoumeh Bayat

Cast: Leila Hatami, Kourosh Tahami, Elham Korda, Bamdad Nematollah, Leila Mousavi

Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 104 min
Language: Persian with English Subtitles
Section: Competition

Hamid Nematollah burst onto the scene with Boutique, a revelation that drew strong performances from two of Iranian cinema's young and upcoming stars at the time: Mohamadreza Golzar and Golshifteh Farahani, and showed a penchant for emotionally raw portrayals of romantic relationships. His fourth film, Subdued, is a richer film in the same forte, with a sensational performance from international superstar Leila Hatami. Tapping into the history of Iranian romantic melodrama, Subdued tells the story of Mina (Hatami), a recent divorcee who falls for Kamran (Tahami), but unforeseen circumstances befall this unconsummated love. Nematollah’s smart direction, the stunning cinematography by Farshad Mohammadi and Hatami's electric performance have all won raves for a film that has become one of the biggest box office and critical hits of the year in Iran.