Films

The Home

The Home, "Ev"

European Premiere

Synopsis

Director

The debut feature by Iranian director, scriptwriter and producer Asghar Yousefinejad, „The Home“ has been already screened in his home country, winning the Best Film Award at the prestigious Fajr International Film Festival.

The story follows the aftermath of the death of an old man, the body of whom is brought back to his home where he lived with only child, Sayeh (Mohadeseh Heyrat). Sayeh is made responsible for organising the funeral that, according to the religion, should happen as soon as possible. While the house is packed with relatives who are ready to follow the rituals, Mr. Ahmedi (Gholamreza Bagheri) from the university hospital delivers the will of the dead man, which states that his body should be donated to the autopsy room of the medical college. Sayeh should follow her father’s wishes, but she doesn’t agree. This creates problems in the family, as they all try to change her mind.

Everything takes place in the region that borders with Azerbaijan and is shot in the Azeri language, which is quite rare, and as a result all the rituals that are depicted seem closer to Turkey and Eastern Europe than Iran.

„The Home“ is an excellent example of debut filmmaking. It is an old school chamber-drama, but with a modern twist that is escalated by sublime performances and quick dialogues. Not sentimental, but impressively sensitive

Vassilis Economou

Asghar Yousefinejad

(b. 1969, Tehran) has worked as journalist for movie magazines like Film Report and Monthly Film. His first movie as director was 8mm „Black and White“ (1990). He has also directed several other short films and a TV documentary series.

Filmography

  • Rain Doesn’t Wash Away Dreams
  • Ev (The Home, 2017)

Schedule

28.11.2017
22:00 - 23:38
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 120203
Guests (1)
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Movie guests:  Director Asghar Yousefinejad
01.12.2017
17:15 - 18:53
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 150201
Guests (1)
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Movie guests:  Crew Ramin Riazi
02.12.2017
19:45 - 21:03
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 161403
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Duration: 78 minutes
Language: Azerbaijani
Director: Asghar Yousefinejad
Producer: Asghar Yousefinejad
Writer: Asghar Yousefinejad
DOP: Hamid Mehrafrouz
Montage: Amir Etminan
Cast: Ramin Riazi, Mohadeseh Heyrat, Gholamreza Bagheri, Sedigheh Daryani
Festivals: Fajir (Best Film, Best Screenplay), Tokyo

Synopsis

Director

The debut feature by Iranian director, scriptwriter and producer Asghar Yousefinejad, „The Home“ has been already screened in his home country, winning the Best Film Award at the prestigious Fajr International Film Festival.

The story follows the aftermath of the death of an old man, the body of whom is brought back to his home where he lived with only child, Sayeh (Mohadeseh Heyrat). Sayeh is made responsible for organising the funeral that, according to the religion, should happen as soon as possible. While the house is packed with relatives who are ready to follow the rituals, Mr. Ahmedi (Gholamreza Bagheri) from the university hospital delivers the will of the dead man, which states that his body should be donated to the autopsy room of the medical college. Sayeh should follow her father’s wishes, but she doesn’t agree. This creates problems in the family, as they all try to change her mind.

Everything takes place in the region that borders with Azerbaijan and is shot in the Azeri language, which is quite rare, and as a result all the rituals that are depicted seem closer to Turkey and Eastern Europe than Iran.

„The Home“ is an excellent example of debut filmmaking. It is an old school chamber-drama, but with a modern twist that is escalated by sublime performances and quick dialogues. Not sentimental, but impressively sensitive

Vassilis Economou

Asghar Yousefinejad

(b. 1969, Tehran) has worked as journalist for movie magazines like Film Report and Monthly Film. His first movie as director was 8mm „Black and White“ (1990). He has also directed several other short films and a TV documentary series.

Filmography

  • Rain Doesn’t Wash Away Dreams
  • Ev (The Home, 2017)