I

(Man)

Writer & Director: Soheil Beiraghi

Director of Photography: Moein Motallebi

Editor: Shima Monfared

Music: Karen Homayounfar

Sound Recorder: Naser Entezari

Cast: Leila Hatami, Mani Haghighi, Amir Jadidi, Behnoush Bakhtiari

Production Manager: Kamran Hejazi

Producers: Saeed Sadi, Saeed Khani

84 min, 4K, 2016, Color

Synopsis

Azar (Leila Hatami) is living a double life. On the surface she is a respectable young music teacher, but on the side she is involved in shadier dealings. Azar acts as a middle-man for those seeking illicit goods, whether it be forged passports or papers. She is content in her insulated role, safe from real danger, until she becomes increasingly immersed in the criminal world and suspicions about her begin to rise. Finding herself in a deep hole and surrounded on all sides, Azar must fight for her reputation and freedom. This high stakes drama is writer-director Soheil Beiraghi's first feature film, and offers an outstanding performance from its lead that makes it an absolute must-see.

Bio-Filmography

Born in Tehran in 1986, Soheil Beiraghi is a graduate of Industrial Engineering. After 10 years experience as producer and director’s assistant in more than 30 films, “I” is his debut feature film.

Festivals & Awards

- 6th Iranian Film Festival Australia, 20th Oct. - 13th Nov. 2016, Australia

- 7th London Iranian Film Festival, 28th Oct. - 7th Nov. 2016, London - UK

- 20th POFF, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 11th - 27th Nov. 2016, Tallinn - Estonia (Forum Section)

- 6th Iranian Film Festival, 10th - 21st Jan. 2017, Prague - Czech (competition section)

- 15th Pune Intl Film Festival, 12 - 19 January 2017, Pune - India

- Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 20th - 22nd January 2017, Houston, US

- Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 26th and 28th January 2017, Boston, US

- Gene Siskel Film Center, 4th and 5th Feb. 2017, Chicago, US

- Smithsonian Institution, 11th Feb. 2017, Washington, US

- Persian Cine Club, May 2017, Geneva, Swiss

- Iranian Film Festival Zurich, May 2017, Zurich, Swiss

- China National Film Museum, 23rd – 29th August 2017, Beijing, China

- Guwahati Int’l Film Festival, October 28th – 2nd November 2017, India

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