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Iranian film “Tales” (Ghesseh-ha) by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

What will lighten our dark night? An untimely love?!

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s latest film Tales is a collection of stories highlighting the difficulties the lower classes face in today’s society, from unemployed factory workers to poor or drug-addled women or those at risk of domestic violence.

The stories take us all over Tehran, with tales of patriarchal abuse, forced imprisonment and prostitution unfolding in taxis, trains and buses — each marked by fear, but also acts of courage and love.

After three decades of filmmaking the characters of my documentary and feature films are still alive to me and I live with them. “Tales” is returning to the characters of my previous films under today’s circumstances. Even though “Tales” is a complete independent version, but for me and the people who have seen my previous movies, is a review of the people’s fate and social conditions over the past three decades. Rakhshan Banietemad, director

Awards
– Best Screenplay Award: 71st Venice Film Festival (2014)
– Jury Grand Prize: 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2014)

Tales (Ghasseh-ha) (trailer):

Director& Producer: Rakhshan Banietemad
Screenplay: R. Banietemad, Farid Mostafavi
Production Designer: Amir Esbati
Director of Photography: Koohyar Kalari
Sound Recorder: Yadollah Najafi
Sound Mix: Amirhossein Ghassemi
Editor: Sepideh Abdolvahab
Music: Siamak Kalantari
Make-Up Designer: Mehrdad Mirkiani
Production Manager: Nava Rohani
Executive Producer: Kanoon Iran Novin
Cast: Golab Adineh, Saber Abar, Farhad Aslani, Foojan Arefpoor, Bahareh Daneshgar, Mohammadreza Forootan, Shahrokh Forootanian, Babak Hamidian, Mehdi Hashemi, Negar Javaherian, Baran Kosari, Fatemeh Motamedaria, Peiman Moadi, Hassan Majooni, Habib Rezaei, Atefeh Razavi, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Khosro Shahraz, Rima Raminfar
Color, D-Cinema, 16:9, 88 min, 2014, Iran

Sources: Noori Pictures | Feature | “Tales” (Ghesseha), Aquila Style

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Baran Kosari: Awarded Iranian actress

Baran Kosari, born on October 17th 1985 in Tehran, is an award winning Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Rakhshan Bani Etemad, and film producer Jahangir Kosari.

She graduated from Soureh academy. The Best Papa of the World (1991) is her first acting experiment. She had appearances in some of her mother’s films, Nargess (1991), Rusari-ye Abi (The Blue-Veiled, 1994), May Lady (1997), Kish Stories (Rain and Ladsman episode – 1998), Under the Skin of the City (2000), Our Times (documentary, 2001).

In 2007 she was nominated for the best performance by an actress in Asia Pacific Screen Award for her performance in Mainline. Baran Kosari also ascertained her abilities as a theater actress with playing in Over the Mirror (1997), with Azita Hajian directing.

Awards
Best Actress / 33rd Fajr International Film Festival / The Nameless Alley (2015)
Best Actress / 1st National Young Iranian Film Festival / Ablah (2010)
Best Actress / 11th Iran Cinema Celebration / Khunbazi (2007)
Best Actress / 25th Fajr International Film Festival / Iran Competition / Khoon Bazi and Ruz-e sevvom (2007)
Honorary Diploma / 25th International Fajr Film Festival / Khoon Bazi (2007)
Best Teenage Actress / Critic’s Choice / Baran-o-Bumi, Zir-e puste shahr (2000)

Other activities
Screenwriter (Ablah – 2007)
Secretary of Scene (Gilaneh – 2004)
Festival Arbiter, 17th Teenage Film Festival (Isfahan – 2002)

Source: Wikipedia | Baran Kosari