The Rain Falls Where It Will

  • 86'
  • Iran
  • 2021

Do we prolong life or death by trying to keep a dying family member with us as long as possible? Iranian filmmaker Majid Barzegar’s latest film is inspired by contentious medical-ethical concerns. The viewers make up their own minds.

In the opening scene of The Rain Falls Where It Will, nurse Sara decides it is time to euthanise her friendless patient. She calmly adds a drug to the intravenous line, just like she does with the other hopeless cases she encounters. However, everything changes on a new assignment. Is it truly this comatose man’s last week? Sara talks to concerned family members and cares for her patient in stylish shots that sometimes last minutes, thus lending this Iranian drama intimacy. Barzegar finds space for both melancholy and hope, mixed with a pinch of the supernatural.

Director
Majid Barzegar
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Iran, Canada
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
86'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Abr baranash gerefteh
Language
Farsi
Producers
Majid Barzegar, Amir Endalah
Sales
Media Luna New Films, Media Luna New Films
Screenplay
Majid Barzegar, Arman Khansarian
Cinematography
Masoud Amini Tirani
Editor
Hamidreza Barzegar
Production Design
Leila Naghdi Pari
Sound Design
Iraj Shahzadi
Cast
Nazanin Ahmadi, Alireza Sani Far, Mazdak Mirabedini
Website
http://rainypictures.com