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Finding Farideh

Year
2017
Country
Iran, the Netherlands
Duration
86’
Directors
Azadeh Moussavi , Kourosh Ataee

Finding Farideh is a feature-length documentary about an Iranian girl named Farideh, who was abandoned in a holy shrine in Iran when she was six months old in 1976, was then adopted by a Dutch couple, and left Iran to start her new life in the Netherlands. Her parents promised to take her to Iran when she turned 18, but it never happened because they always thought that Iran was a dangerous country to go to. Now, she overcomes her fears and starts a personal journey to her motherland Iran for the first time, to meet three families who claim to be her biological relatives, and to find out about her Iranian identity and culture.

CREW
Director: Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
Producer: Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee
Operator: Mohamad Hadadi
Editor: Hamid Najafirad
Sound: Hassan Shabankareh
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Азадех Муссаві, Курош Атає
Director
Azadeh Moussavi

Azadeh Moussavi was born in 1980 in Tehran. He has a BA in directing from the Cinema & Theatre Faculty of the Tehran University of Arts. He started working as the Assistant Director and Script Advisor in a short, feature, fiction and documentary films, and has also directed two short fiction and one short documentary film. His mid-length documentary From Iran, A Separation was shown at different festivals around the world and received awards. Finding Farideh is his first feature documentary film.

Filmography

From Iran, A Separation (2013), Finding Farideh (2017)

Director
Kourosh Ataee

Kourosh Ataee was born in 1990. He started his career by attending the training courses of filmmaking at the Iran Young Cinema Society in 2007. He received a BA in directing and an MA in drama literature from the Cinema & Theatre Faculty of the Tehran University of Arts. He has worked as an assistant director and script advisor on short and feature films and TV series, and has directed two short fiction films. His mid-length documentary From Iran, A Separation has been shown at different festivals around the world and received awards. Finding Farideh is his first feature documentary film.

Filmography

From Iran, A Separation (2013), Finding Farideh (2017)

Blue Hall
Kyiv Cinema
vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19
Q&A with film crew
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Tuesday
26 March 2019
19:00
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with film crew
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Thursday
28 March 2019
19:20
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
24 Frames
IRAN. PRIVATE
24 Frames
Year
2017
Country
Iran, France
Director
Abbas Kiarostami
Duration
105
IRAN. PRIVATE
Beloved
IRAN. PRIVATE
Beloved
Year
2018
Country
Iran
Director
Yaser Talebi
Duration
65
IRAN. PRIVATE