Gholam
Mitra Tabrizian | UK | English, Farsi w/ English Subtitles | 94 min | Narrative
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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:World Cinema
Drama
Release Year:2017
Running Time:94 min
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:Farsi
English
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Shahab Hosseini
Nasser Memarzia
Behrouz Behnejad
Corinne Skinner Carter
Director:Mitra Tabrizian
Executive Producer:Zadoc Nava
Screenwriter:Mitra Tabrizian
Cyrus Massoudi
Cinematography:Dewald Aukema
Editing By:Brand Thumim
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:November 09, 2017
Connect With The Film
Website:http://gholamfilm.com/
Description

Shahab Hosseini, star of 2016 Oscar®-winner The Salesman, stars as Gholam, an Iranian immigrant living in London, where he drives a cab and moonlights as a mechanic. An enigmatic figure, he is full of contradictions. He agrees to his mother's plans for his return, but has no intention of actually going back. He eats at his uncle's café every day, while fully aware of being betrayed by him. He lives a quiet life and generally tries to keep to himself. Nevertheless, one day he is approached by two mysterious Iranian men who remember him as a heroic soldier in the Iran-Iraq War and are keen to enlist him in their mission. Meanwhile, Gholam finds a mission of his own, through his friendship with an elderly woman in the neighborhood. Between these conflicts of the past and present, the future is uncertain.

A man with no past, no future, no convictions, he still gets involved in the conflict of a total stranger and carries it through to the very end.

Official Selection 2017 Seattle International Film Festival

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