Director: Alireza Motamedi
Screenwriter: Alireza Motamedi
Producers: Kiumars Poorahmad, Alireza Motamedi

Cast: Alireza Motamedi, Sahar Dolatshahi, Setareh Pesiani, Solmaz Ghani, Reza Davoudnejad, Afsar Asadi

Year of Production: 2018
Running Time: 94 mins
Language: Persian with English Subtitles
Section: Competition

Reza, the first directorial effort by screenwriter Alireza Motamedi, is a delightful surprise. Small in scope but rich in detail, Reza stars the director in the film's lead role, a recently divorced man at an emotional crossroads between his ex-wife, with whom he still enjoys a great relationship, and an Armenian woman he meets at a cafe. Filmed entirely in Esfahan, using the city's historical setting and detailed architecture as backdrop, this sprightly take on relationships is as insightful as it is fun.