Goodbye

  • 104'
  • Iran
  • 2011
Together with Jafar Panahi, director Mohammad Rasoulof was sentenced on 20 December 2010 to six years in jail for alleging having endangered the security of the state of Iran. In October 2011, Rasoulof’s sentence was reduced to one year, while Panahi’s was kept at six.
Goodbye is a sober, frightening portrait of a society that is stooping under the continual control and threats of its religious regime. Noora, a young, pregnant lawyer in Tehran whose husband has been sent to work in the desert because of his critical journalistic activities, continually faces opposition from the regime and decides to leave the country. That turns out to be very difficult.
Because Rasoulof was already banned from making films, Goodbye was shot partly in secret in the winter of 2010/2011. The result is a disquieting film that makes impotence and the desire for freedom painfully tangible in all its simplicity. At Cannes it won the Un Certain Regard Directing Prinze.


Director
Mohammad Rasoulof
Country of production
Iran
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
104'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Bé omid é didar
Language
Persian
Producer
Mohammad Rasoulof
Production Company
Shargh Tamasha Media
Sales
Fortissimo Films
Screenplay
Mohammad Rasoulof
Cinematography
Arastoo Givi
Editor
Mohammad Reza Moini
Production Design
Saeid Asadi
Sound Design
Hosein Mahdavi
Cast
Leyla Zareh, Hassan Pourshirazi
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund