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"UNDER THE SKIN OF THE CITY" (Zir-e Pust-e Shahr)

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Scriptwriters: R. Bani-Etemad, Farid Mostafavi
Director of Photography: Hossein Jafarian
Editor: Mostafa Khergheh-Poush
Sound: Asghar Shahverdi
Cast: Golab Adineh, Mohammad-Reza Forutan, Baran Kosari
Producers: R. Bani-Etemad, Jahangir Kosari
92min, Color, 35mm, 2000

Tuba, who works in a weaving factory, is carrying the burden of her husband and four children on her shoulder, trying to make a better life for her children, what she couldn’t have so far. Her eldest son Abbas is so worried about the mother and is searching for a better work, hopeful for a better condition for the family, but he makes the family’s condition worse.

BIOGRAPHY

Director, screenwriter, born in 1954 in Tehran, B.A. in film directing from Dramatic Arts University, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad began her career as a documentary filmmaker for Iranian TV, and made her first feature film “Off the Limits” in 1987. There is a social attitude in her works and women play the leading role in most of them. Her films have been successful world-wide. She has been the winner of many international awards. She's been the member of jury in several international film festivals, and is now considered as one of the best Iranian directors. For the first time, Bani-Etemad tries to picture consequences of war in “Gilaneh”.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • THE CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
  • OCCUPATION OF MIGRANT PEASANTS IN CITY
  • THE WAR ECONOMIC PLANNING
  • CENTRALIZATION
  • THE 1992 REPORT
  • SPRING TO SPRING
  • WHOM DO YOU SHOW THESE FILMS?
  • THE LAST VISIT WITH IRAN DAFTARI
  • WE ARE HALF OF IRAN’S POPULATION (2009)
  • OFF THE LIMITS
  • CANARY YELLOW
  • FOREIGN CURRENCY
  • NARGESS
  • THE BLUE VEILED
  • THE MAY LADY
  • BARAN & THE NATIVE
  • UNDER THE SKIN OF THE CITY
  • OUR TIMES...
  • GILANEH
  • MAINLINE
  • ANGLES OF THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
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  • 23rd Moscow Int’1 Film Festival (2001/ Russia)
    Winner of The Grand Jury Prize
  • Karlovy Vray Film Festival (2001/ Czech Republic)
  • Montreal World Film Festival (2001/ Canada)
  • Toronto Film Festival (2001/ Canada)
  • Film From the South Festival (2001/ Denmark)
  • Fukuoka Int’1 Film Festival (2001/ Japan)
  • Vancouver Int’1 Film Festival (2001/ Canada)
  • Mill Valley Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts (2001/ USA)
  • The Film Center of Chicago (2001/ USA)
  • Films From the South (2001/ Norway)
  • Slovenian National Cinematheque (2001/ Slovenia)
  • Viennale Int’1 Film Festival (2001/ Austria)
  • Tokyo Int’1 Film Festival (2001/ Japan)
  • London Film Festival (2001/ England)
  • Thessaloniki Int’1 Film Festival (2001/ Greece)
  • Calcutta Film Festival (2001/ India)
  • Torino Film Festival (2001/ Italy)
  • Black Nights Film Festival (2001/ Estonia)
  • Goteborg Film Festival (2001/ Sweden)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in UCLA Film and TV Archive (2001/ USA)
  • Sundance Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Palm Spring Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in Rice University & Media Center (2001/ USA)
  • Seattle Int’1 Film Festival (Women in Cinema) (2001/ USA)
  • Rotterdam Film Festival (2001/ Netherland)
  • Portland Film Festival (2001/ USA)
  • Cleveland Film Festival (2002/ USA)
  • Rennes Int’1 Film Festival (2002/ France)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in Asia Society and Museum (2002/ USA)
  • Festival of Iranian Films in California Institute of the Arts (2002/ USA)
  • The Danish Film Institute/ Cinematheque (2002/ Denmark)
  • Das Iranische Wien (Oct.2014/ Austria)
  • Crime & Punishment Film Festival (30 Sept. – 6 Oct. 2016 / Turkey)

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1. Crime & Punishment Film Festival (30 Sept. – 6 Oct. 2016 / Turkey)

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