Writer & Director: Mohsen Tanabandeh

Director of Photography: Touraj Aslani

Editor: Khashayar Movahedian

Music: Yahya Sepehri Shakib

Sound recorder: Mehdi Ebrahimzadeh

Cast: Mahnaz Afshar, Saeed Aghakhani, Hassan Pourshirazi, Mehran Ahmadi

Producer: Elham Ghafouri, Jalil Shabani

85min, 2K, 2019, Color


A woman, hell-bent on avenging her sister’s murder, takes 50 men and women from her family on a bus trip to another town for them all to take an oath in front of a judge declaring her brother-in-law as the murderer. But the road has so many twists and turns.


Born in 1975 in Tehran, Mohsen Tanabandeh is an actor, screenwriter and director. He is a graduate of Acting from Art and Architecture University and started his career in 1992 in theatre. The Oath is his second feature film.

Guinness 2015
The Oath 2019

Festivals and Awards

- 32th Tokyo International Film Festival, October 28 - November 5 2019, Tokyo – Japan (Asian Future Competition Section)

- 9th Iranian Film Festival Australia, 24 October – 20 November 2019, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra – Australia

- Cyrus Int’l Film Festival, 22 – 28 November 2019, Toronto – Canada (Winner of Best Film and Best Script awards)

- 18th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival, 11 – 19 January 2020, Dhaka – Bangladesh (Asian Films Competition Section)