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.

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    • From Thursday 03 June 12:00Thu 03 Jun 12:00
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  • Physical
    Wednesday 02 June 2021
    Pathé 5
    With live Q&A+EN subtitles
  • Physical
    Thursday 03 June 2021
    LantarenVenster 6
    With live Q&A+EN subtitles
  • Physical
    Friday 04 June 2021
    KINO 2
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  • Physical
    Saturday 05 June 2021
    Cinerama 3
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  • Physical
    Sunday 06 June 2021
    Pathé 7
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Majid Barzegar
World premiere
Countries of production
Iran, Canada
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Original title
Abr baranash gerefteh
Majid Barzegar, Amir Endalah
Media Luna New Films, Media Luna New Films
Majid Barzegar, Arman Khansarian
Masoud Amini Tirani
Hamidreza Barzegar
Production Design
Leila Naghdi Pari
Sound Design
Iraj Shahzadi
Nazanin Ahmadi, Alireza Sani Far, Mazdak Mirabedini