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Mermaid

Mermaid

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...

Language
  • Persian (Farsi)
Runtime
82
Production Year
2017
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
Casts
Amir Aghaee, Pantea Mehdinia, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Sirous Kahouri Nejad, Asghar Hemmat
Premier Status
National premiere
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

Crew List

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

Director/s

Amir Masoud Aghababaeian
Amir Masoud Aghababaeian
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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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