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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Majid Barzegar

Majid BARZEGAR (1973, Iran) studied graphic design and has a Master’s in Dramatic Literature. With the scriptwriter Hamed Rajabi, he has made several short films. In 2005 he founded the production company Rainy Pictures to help stimulate independent film production in Iran. His first feature, Rainy Seasons (2010), was nominated for a Tiger Award. Parviz (2012) earned him a special mention at San Sebastián International Film Festival. With financial support of the Hubert Bals Fund, he directed A Very Ordinary Citizen, which premiered at the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival. The Rains Falls Where It Will (2021) is his fourth feature film, with its world premiere at IFFR.

Filmography

The Alleys of the Wind (1998, short), The Old and Doleful Ballad of Asmar’s Rainy Afternoon (2000, short), Walking in the Fog (2002, short), Fasl-e baran-haye moosemi/Rainy Seasons (2010), Parviz (2012), A Very Ordinary Citizen (2015), Abr baranash gerefteh/The Rain Falls Where It Will (2021)

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Majid Barzegar at IFFR

  • The Rain Falls Where It Will

    Riveting, sensitive Iranian film discusses medical-ethical concerns about euthanasia, using intimate conversations and supernatural events.

    • Harbour
  • Parviz

    The small world of an adult man collapses when his father throws him out of the house. When Parviz is cast out of the community where he has lived for

    • Signals: Inside Iran
  • The Pot and the Oak

    Borzoo, a not-so-successful playwright, writes a play about his marriage. He wrestles with finding a satisfactory ending, whereas the marriage itself

    • Bright Future
  • Rainy Seasons

    An intimate, unusual Iranian urban story of a teenage boy trapped in the middle of his parents’ divorce and his own teenage troubles. It reveals an un

    • Tiger Awards Competition