Tuesday 28 May 2024
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Younes is the Survivor of a diving team in Iran-Iraq war who lives beside the Persian gulf and he want to set a status under the gulf as a memorial to those friends who murdered in Persian gulf. Meanwhile he face to water pollution of oil companies...

  • Persian (Farsi)
Production Year
Film Type
Production Countries
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
Amir Aghaee, Pantea Mehdinia, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Sirous Kahouri Nejad, Asghar Hemmat
Premier Status
National premiere

Crew List

Amir Masoud Aghababaeian, Mohammadreza Arab
DOP / Camera
Mohammad Rassooli
Amir Masoud Aghababaeian
Sattar Oraki
Alireza Alavian, Majid Hashemipour
Production Designer
Seyed Mohsen Ahangarani
Mohammadreza Arab

Festivals / Awards

2017: The meditereanian Film Festival, Best screenplay, Cannes
2017: Qingdao Film Festival, Jury Special Award, China
2017: Kolkata International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival, Best Feature, India


Amir Masoud Aghababaeian
Amir Masoud Aghababaeian


Film Critic

Environmental Concerns

Sahar Asre Azad
Sahar Asre Azad

Based on a plot by Mohammad Reza Arab,“Mermaid” is Amirmasoud Aqababaeian first feature film. The movie, following the filmmaker’s environmental concerns, deals with the pollution of Persian Gulf waters by local corporations and chooses a war veteran as its hero, while paying a tribute to the dead soldiers, by Younus’s attempt to place a memorial sign underwater. The contamination of water and the efforts of the hero, which leads to his encounter with Ms. Khosravi, creats a fast-paced rhythm that ultimately leads to the unfolding of plot. Younis is suffering from PTSD, and that’s what binds him to the past and his last operation that results in the martyrdom and the disappearance of his fellow comrades. Meanwhile, the film can be regarded as a bridge between the past and present concerns of a war veteran who has not been able to come to terms with the contemplative conventions of today’s society, and this opposition finally leads to his success in installing the memorial and also preventing the corporation from further activities.

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