The Wasteland

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 102 Minutes
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language: Persian (Farsi)

A remote brick manufacture factory produces bricks in an ancient way. Many families with different ethnicities work in the factory and the boss seems to hold the key to solving their problems. Forty-year-old Lotfollah, who has been born on-site, is the factory supervisor and acts as go-between for the workers and the boss....

Director: Ahmad Bahrami

Screenwriter: Ahmad Bahrami

Premier Status: National premiere



2020: 77th Venice Film Festival, Winner of Best Film Horizons competition/ International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci), Italian National Trust Association Award/ Best Film and Best Actor Award at 45th Hong Kong Film Festival/ Winner of Best Editing Award from the World Online Critics Association/ Best Film Croatia Film Festival/ Black Nights in Tallinn, Estonia/ Siemens, Spain/ Now the Middle East, Italy/ Tokyo Film Festival/ Singapore/ Stockholm

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Ahmad Bahrami

DOP / Camera: Masoud Amini TIrani

Editor: Sara Yavari

Music: Foad Ghahremani

Sound: Vahid Razavian, Hasan Mahdavi

Producer: Saeed Bashiri

Cast: Ali Bagheri, Farrokh Nemati, Mahdieh Nassaj, Touraj Alvand, Majid Farhang, Naser Alaghemandan, Narges Amini, Mohsen Yeganeh


Ahmad Bahrami

Born in 1972 in Shahryar-Iran, Ahmad Bahrami holds a bachelor’s degree in directing cinema. He has made few short films before directing long length films. “The wasteland” is the second feature film he has written and directed. “Panah” (2017) and “The Wasteland” (2020) are his films.

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