ASPHYXIA

(Khafegi)

Writer, Director and Producer: Fereydoun Jeyrani

Director of Photography: Masoud Salami

Editor: Bahram Dehghan

Music: Karen Homayounfar

Sound Recorder: Dariush Sadeghpour

Cast: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Elnaz Shakerdoust, Mahaya Petrosian, Pardis Ahmadieh, Poulad Kimiaei, Parviz Pourhosseini

108 min, 2K, 2017, Black & White

Synopsis

A mental hospital nurse meets a rich patient whose family intends to kill her and take over her wealth. Confusing to take patient’s side who fakes being insane or her family’s, the nurse comes to a strange decision.

Bio-Filmography

Born in 1951 in Kashmar and graduated of Economy, Fereydoun Jeyrani is a film director, screenwriter and television presenter. He was director, producer and host of a television show about Iranian cinema called “Seven”.


The Ascent 1987
Red 1998
Water and Fire 2000
The Last Supper 2001
Pink 2002
The Season Salad 2004
The Stars Trilogy 2005
Parkway 2006
A Fairy Tale 2010
I am a Mother 2010
A Traveler to Paradise 2010
The Sleepy Ones 2013
Asphyxia 2017

Festivals and Awards

- 21st Black Nights Film Festival, 17 Nov. - 3 Dec. 2017, Tallinn - Estonia (Official Competition Section)

- 15th Chennai International Film Festival, 14th - 21st December 2017, Chennai – India

- 16th Pune International Film Festival, 11th – 18th January 2018, Pune - India

- 16th Dhaka Intl Film Festival, 12th – 20th January 2018, Dhaka – Bangladesh (Official Competition Section – Winner of Best Cinematography award)

- 2nd Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival, February 2018, Wisconsin - US

- 4th Stockfish Int’l Film Festival, March 1st-11th 2018, Reykjavík - Iceland

- 25th Titanic Budapest Int’l Film Festival, 4th – 13th April 2018, Budapest - Hungary

- 4th Iranian Film Festival Zurich, 24th – 30th May 2018, Zurich – Swiss (Competition Section)

- 18th New Horizons Int’l Film Festival, 26 July - 5 August 2018, Wroclaw – Poland



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