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Tales (Ghesseha)

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

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
: 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


"Tales" is the story of world's men and women's lives that always have to fight for getting their rights: filmmakers, workers, intellectuals, state employees, social workers, etc.
Will the light of love and hope lighten their lives?

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Rakhshan Banietemad Resume 2020



  • Venice Venice Int'l Film Festival (27Aug.-6 Sep 2014/ Italy)- Competition- Wins the Award for Best Screenplay
  • Toronto Int'l Film Festival (5-15 Sep.2014/ Canada)
  • Film Fest Hamburg GMBH (25 Sep-4 Oct.2014/Germany)
  • Vancouver Int'l F.F. (25 Sep. - 10Oct. 2014/Canada)
  • Festival DO RIO (24 Sep.- 8Oct. 2014/Brazil)
  • Busan Int'l Film Festival (2-11Oct.2014/ South Korea)- Window on Asian
  • BFI London Film Festival (8-19 Oct.2014/ UK)
  • Viennale-Vienna Int'l Film Festival (23Oct.-6Nov.2014/Austria)
  • Abu Dhabi Film Festival (23Oct.- 1Nov.2014/UAE)
  • Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival (31Oct- 9Nov.2014/ Greece)- Horizons
  • Stockholm Int'l Film Festival (5-16 Nov.2014/ Sweden)- Asian Images
  • Kolkata Int'l F.F. (10-17 Nov.2014/India) Competition- Winner of the award for best Film(Golden Royal Bengal Trophy)
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (14-30Nov.2014/Estonia)
  • Cultural Resistance Int'l F.F. of Lebanon (12-17 Nov.2014/ Lebanon)
  • Int'l Film Festival of India, Goa (20-30Nov.2014/ India)
  • Gijon Int'l Film Festival (21-29Nov.2014/Spain)
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards (11Dec.2014/ Australia) - Winner of the Award for Jury
  • Bengaluru Int'l Film Festival (4-11 Dec.2014/India)
  • Chennai Int'l Film Festival (18-25 Dec.2014/India)
  • Lincoln Film Center Fim Comment selection (Feb 20 & 22 /New York)
  • Belgrade International Film Festival (Feb 27-March 8 2015/Serbia)
  • Gene Siskel Film Center (Feb 28- March 1, 2015/USA)- Winner of the Audience Award
  • Center for Asian American Media (CAAMFest)(March 12- 22, 2015/ San Francisco CA)
  • Int'l Filmmor Women's Film Festival On Wheels (March 13-22, 2015/Turkey )
  • Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (March 21-28 2015/Italy)
  • Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival Society (March 23- April 6 2015/Hong Kong)
  • Italy Embassy in Singapore (8-13 April 2015/ Singapore)
  • Minneapolis St Paul Int'l Film Festival (April 9-25 ,2015/US)
  • Washington DC Int'l Film Fest. (16-26 April 2015/ US)
  • Ankara Int'l Film Festival (23rd April to 3rd May,2015/ Turkey)UCLA (26 April 2015/ US)
  • Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival (May 8-18, 2015 in Ankara / Turkey)
  • Bildrausch- Film Fest. BASEL (May 27-31 2015/Switzerland )
  • Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival (June 3-7 2015/ Slovenia)
  • Shanghai Int'l FF (13-21 June 2015 / China)
  • Sydney Film Festival (June 3-14 2015/ Australia)
  • Cine Club the Persia (24 June 2015 / Switzerland)
  • Melbourne Int'l Film Festival (16-26 July 2015/Australia)
  • Funf Seen Filmfestival (29 July-9 Aug. 2015 / Germany)
  • Sakhalin Int'l FF (21-28 Aug. 2015 / Russia)
  • Museo Nazionale del Cinema (2-27 Oct. 2015 / Italy)
  • Taiwan Women Int'l FF (9-18 Oct. 2015 / Taiwan)
  • Adelaide Int'l F.F. (15-25 Oct. 2015 / Australia)
  • IFF Colombo in Sri Lanka (Nov. 6-11, 2015 / Sri Lanka)
  • Ljubljana Int'l FF (11-22 Nov. 2015 / Slovenia)
  • National Gallery of Art of Washington DC (2 Jan. 2016 / USA)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (22 Jan. 2016 / USA)
  • Museum of fine Arts, Boston (22&23 Jan. 2016 / USA)
  • French Cinematographers Association (6-10 Feb. 2016 / France)
  • The Royal Film Commission (10-14 Feb. 2016 / Jordan)
  • Arsenal-Institut fur Film und Videokunst (May 2016 / Germany)
  • Global Film Festival (29 Sept.-1 Oct. 2016 / USA)
  • From de Images (17-26 Nov. 2016 / France)
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (18 Nov. 2016 / USA)

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