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Festival in Media
Section: Horizons
Country: Iran 
Year: 2016

 

Malaria

color/90 minutes

Director: Parviz Shahbazi. Screenplay: Parviz Shahbazi. Cinematographer: Hooman Behmanesh. Editing: Parviz Shahbazi. Music: Azarakhsh Farahani and Siavash Asadi. Cast: Saghar Ghanaat, Saed Soheili, Azarakhsh Farahani, Azadeh Namdari.

A young girl informs her father she's been kidnapped and asks him to bring the ransom money. Panicked, her father and brothers go to Tehran to look for her. They are unaware, however, that the girl has in fact eloped with her boyfriend and now spends her time in the company of a band of street musicians. Following the arrest of the bandleader and full of the love for her boyfriend, the young girl descends an uncertain path.

Production:
DreamLab Films
World Sales:
DreamLab Films

Parviz Shahbazi

Born in July 16, 1962 in Tehran, Iran, Shahbazi is a filmmaking graduate of the 'Tehran Cinema College'. During the early 80s he began writing short stories and directing short films. Malaria is his latest feature. In 2002 his third film, Deep Breath, was selected for the Directors' Fortnight section of the Cannes International Film Festival receiving great critical acclaim.

 

 

 

 

Filmography:

1996 Traveler from the South
2000 Najva
2003 Deep Breath
2009 Karat 14
2013 Trapped
2016 Malaria