TIFF 2017: New Images & Trailer from Iranian film-maker Abed Abest’s Simulation
Iranian New Wave cinema has emerged as one of the most influential and captivating waves which were led by Iranian poet and director Forough Farrokhzad, followed by Sohrab Shahid Saless, Bahram Beizai, and Parviz Kimiavi. In spite of the political turmoils and non-liberal certification board along with conservative audiences, Iranian films have made a place for themselves on a world map and considered as a pioneer when it comes drama genre.
Watching the trailer of debut film-maker Abed Abest‘s Simulation gives an insight on how the new breed of Iranian filmmakers are experimenting in their restricted space and Simulation confirms it.
Abed Abest, who has previously directed two short films I Haven’t Seen Hossein Since the Day Before Yesterday and The Corner and acted in a drama thriller “Mahi va gorbeh,” is not only directing Simulation but starring in it as well.
Abed Abest, Vahid Rad, Majid Yousefi, Danial Khojasteh, Shahrzad Seifi, Asghar Piran ,Javad Poor Heidari
The enigmatic first feature by Abed Abest is an elliptical study of cause and effect that traces, in reverse-chronological order, the aftermath of an unwarranted visit between three friends and a mysterious older man.
Abadan, Iran. The night started out harmlessly enough, with three restless young men going out on the town. A little drinking, some horsing around, an impromptu visit to an older acquaintance whom none of them really know. By the end of the night, a catastrophe has occurred and the lot of them are in jail. What happened? What’s the story here? Writer, director, and star Abed Abest has found an inventive, peculiar, and very compelling way to investigate what went wrong.
“SIMULATION” WILL PREMIERE AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNDER THE ‘DISCOVERY’ SECTION.
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