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Wednesday, May 9 (Chaharshanbeh, 19 Ordibehesht)

Director: Vahid Jalilvand
Screenplay: Ali Zarnegar, Vahid Jalilvand, Hossein Mahkam
Director of Photography: Morteza Poursamadi
Music Composer: Karen Homayounfar
Sound: Yadollah Najafi
Sound Design & Mix: Seyyed Alireza Alavian
Set  & Costume Designer: Babak Karimi Tari
Make-up Artist: Saeed Malekan
Editors: Vahid Jalilvand, Sepehr Vakili
Assistant Director: Hassan Labbafi
Still Photographer: Satiyar Emami
Production Manager: Mohammad Sadegh Azin
Producers: Ali Jalilvand, Mohammad Hossein Latifi
Cast: Niki Karimi, Amir Aghaei, Shahrokh Forootanian, Vahid Jalilvand, Borzou  Arjmand, Afarin Obeisi, Saeed Dākh, Kataneh Afsharinejad, Sahar Ahmadpour, Milad Yazdani
Color, 2K, 16:9, 102 min, 2015, Iran

Winner of
FIPRESCI Prize in Orizzonti


Winner of
the Golden Puffin

 

An unusual advertisement in one of Tehran’s morning papers gathers a large group of people in one place. They think that what's been advertised is the only solution to their problem. The police take care of the situation by calming the people down and having them dispersed. However, two women among these people are not giving up...



BIOGRAPHY

Vahid Jalilvand was born in Tehran in 1976. He is a graduate of Tehran University in Theater Directing. Jalilvand started his career as a theater actor and made his stage debut when he was only 15. In 1996, he started working in the Iranian State TV Channels as an editor and then as a TV director. Later, he directed two home video series and more than 30 documentaries in social and industrial fields. He has been the director of and an actor in many television series and plays. "Wednesday, May 9"  is his first feature film as a director, and his second one as an actor.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • The Hands of the Crafts Creators
  • The Statue
  • The City of the Well-Known
  • Nostrak: North-South Corridor
  • Shahid Rajaei Port
  • Amirabad Port
  • An Eye Made of Love
  • The Coquetry of the Sun
  • The Footprint of Rain
  • Ghadir Looking at Dawn
  • Rain In A Different Version
  • The Star is Out…Say Hello
  • 40 Minutes Without Judgment
  • A Different Type Though
  • Naïve Like a Father
  • Dubai, 72 Hours
  • A Frozen Heart
  • I Grow Green
  • Wednesday, May 9
  • Documentaries
  • Documentaries
  • Documentaries
  • Documentaries
  • Documentaries
  • Documentaries
  • Home Video Series
  • Documentaries
  • Home Video Series
  • Documentaries
  • Home Video Series
  • Home Video Series
  • Home Video Series
  • Home Video Series
  • Documentaries
  • Documentaries
  • Home Video Series
  • Documentaries
  • Feature
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  • 2015

 

  • Venice Int’l Film Festival (2 – 12 Sept. 2015/Italy) Orizzonti–Winner of Fipresci Prize and Winner of the INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue
  • Zurich Int’l Film Festival (24 Sept.– 4 Oct. 2015/Switzerland)
  • Reykjavik Int’l Film Festival (24 Sept.– 4 Oct. 2015/Iceland)– Winner of the Golden Puffin
  • Vancouver Int’l Film Festival (24Sept.– 9 Oct. 2015/Canada)
  • Tbilisi Open Film Forum (5 Nov. 2015 / Georgia)
  • IFF Bratislava (12-17 Nov. 2015/Slovak Republic)Winner of the Best film and Best Actress
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (20 – 30 Nov. 2015 / India)
  • DubaiInt’l F.F (6 - 19 Dec.2015/ UAE)
  • ChennaiInt’l FF (10 – 17 Dec. 2015 / India)
  • Vesoul Int’l Asian Film Festival (3 – 10 Feb. 2016 / France)GRANDPRIX DU JURY INTERNATIONAL  &PRIX DU JURY NETPAC (NETWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA)
  • The Royal Film Commission (10 – 14 Feb. 2016 / Jordan)
  • Gene Siskel Film Center (13 – 14 Feb. 2016/ USA)
  • Goteborg Int’l FF (January 29 - February 8, 2016 / Sweden)
  • Prague Int’l Film Festival – Febiofest (17 – 25 March 2016 / Czech Republic) - Competition
  • Istanbul FF (7 – 17 April 2016 / Turkey)
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive (30 April – 22 May 2016 / USA) - Screening date 17 May
  • Sydney Int’l Film Festival (8 – 19 June 2016 / Australia)
  • Five Lakes Film Festival (27 July – 7 Aug. 2016 / Germany)
  • Silk Screen Asian American F.F. (16 – 25 Sept. 2016 / USA)



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