Finding Farideh

  • Feature
  • 2017
  • 88 Minutes
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language: Persian (Farsi) and English and Dutch

Finding Farideh is about a woman whose parents left her behind in Imam Reza Shrine, adopted by a Dutch family and taken away to Netherlands. Fear and her family’s concerns prevented her from travelling to Iran in past 40 years but in recent years she has remotely searched for her biological family. And now she is preparing to go back to her birthplace and meet three families who could be her lost biological parents.

Director: Azadeh Mousavi, Kourosh Ataei


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Awards

Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite, Competition,2017: Best Art and Experiment Film, Best Edit, Best Music, Special Prize of Festival Director


Cast and Crew

DOP / Camera: Mohammad Hadadi

Editor: Hamid Najafi Rad

Music: Afshin Azizi

Sound: Ensieh Maleki

Producer: Kourosh Ataei, Azadeh Mousavi


Director

Azadeh Mousavi

Kourosh Ataei and Azadeh Mousavi are graduated in directing from Cinema and Theatre Department of Tehran Art University. During their study period, they worked as assistant director in movie and TV projects and directed two fiction and documentary short films. In 2013, their mid-length documentary, From Iran, A Separation, was selected in several national and international festivals and had a public screening in Art and Experiment Cinema Group.


Director

Kourosh Ataei

Kourosh Ataei and Azadeh Mousavi are graduated in directing from Cinema and Theatre Department of Tehran Art University. During their study period, they worked as assistant director in movie and TV projects and directed two fiction and documentary short films. In 2013, their mid-length documentary, From Iran, A Separation, was selected in several national and international festivals and had a public screening in Art and Experiment Cinema Group.

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