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Dressage

Director : Pooya Badkoobeh

First Feature

A 16-year-old Iranian girl, motivated primarily by boredom, robs a corner shop with her friends. While dividing the spoils, the thieves realize they forgot to take the security camera footage. One of them must return to the crime scene to get it.

For Iranian teenager Golsa and her group of bored, upper-class friends, it seems like a bit of fun to rob a local corner shop. But the hi jinks quickly become serious when they realize they left behind security footage that could incriminate them. Bullied by her “friends” into retrieving the footage, Golsa hides it at her favorite place, the horse stables where she rides. Refusing to hand over the footage, Golsa is ostracized by her rich friends and finds herself at odds with her family; the stables become her only sanctuary. She must confront the hypocrisy and moral dilemmas of society, and try to right the wrongs she’s had a hand in. An insightful tale of ethics, class division, rebellion and youth in modern Iran.

Writer: Hamed Rajabi

Director: Pouya Badkoobeh

Producers: Rouhollah Baradari – Samira Baradari

Distributer: Khaneh Film

Line Producer: Mahdi Poormousa

Technical Advisor: Kambuzia Partovi

Director of Photography: Ashkan Ashkani

Production Sound Mixers: Vahid Moghadasi - Mahdi Salehkermani

Sound Mixer: Bahman Ardalan

Assistant Director: Amin khankal

Camera Operators: Mojtaba Shadrou - Alireza Afshari – Masoud Abbassi   Yazdanian- Mohammad Bakhtiary

Production Manager: Mahdi Badrlou

Set Designer: Keyvan Moghaddam

Costume designer: Sara Samiee

Make-Up Artist: Mahmood Dehghani

Edit: Sepideh Abdolvahab

Music: Shahab Paranj

Unit Publicist: Ayda Orang

Graphics: Amir Sahafnia

Gaffer and Colorist: Saman Majd Vafaie

Interpreter: Hasan Sharafoldin

Subtitle: Reza Tariverdi

 

Cast:

Negar Moqaddam

Shabnam Moghaddami

Ali Mosaffa

Yasna Mirtahmasb

Baset Rezaei

 

 

Director's

Biography

Pooya Badkoobeh  born in 1982, is a young Iranian director whose first feature film is "Dressage". He has been nominated for numerous festivals and won awards. He has previously worked in the advertising industry as a director and creative director, also has two successful short films in his artistic career.

2018

  • Drama /
  • Colour /
  • 88 min /
  • Iran

Festivals

  • 68th Berlin International Film Festival/ Germany/ February 15 - 25, 2018/ “Generation 14plus Competition”
  • 36th Fajr International Film Festival/ Tehran/ Iran/ April 19 - 27, 2018/ “First Feature Competition”
  • 11th Festival de Granada Cines del Sur/ Spain. June 3 - 10, 2018/ Competition section
  • 65th Sydney International Film Festival/ Australia/ June 6 - 17, 2018/ “Non-Competitive section”
  • 21st Shanghai International Film Festival/ China/ June 16 - June 25, 2018”/ “Asia New Talent Award”
  • 18th New Horizons International Film Festival/ Wroclaw/ Poland/ July 26 - August 5, 2018/ “Non-Competitive section”.
  • 67th Melbourne International Film Festival/ Australia/ August 2 - 19, 2018/ “Middle East and Africa section”
  • 8th Sakhalin International Film Festival 'ON THE EDGE'/ Russia/ August 24 - 31, 2018/ “Non-Competitive program”
  • 7th Persian Film Festival/ Australia/ August 30 - September 9, 2018/ Competition section
  • 16th Pyongyang International Film Festival/ North Korea/ September 19 - 28, 2018/ “Informative screening section”
  • CPH PIX | BUSTER | Copenhagen Film Festival/ Denmark/ September 27 - October 10 ,2018/ Competition section
  • 37th Vancouver International Film Festival/ Canada/ September 27 - October 12, 2018/ “Panorama World cinema series”
  • 14th Arab Film Festival in Tübingen/ Germany/ October 5 - 13, 2018
  • 26th Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival/ Toronto, Canada/ October 10 - 21, 2018
  • 32nd Cineuropa, Santiago de Compostela/ Spain. November 7 - 28, 2018/ “Competition section”
  • 8th International Crime & Punishment Film Festival/ Istanbul/ Turkey/ November 9 - 16, 2018/ “Competition section”
  • 4th CineIran Festival/ Toronto/ Canada/ November 16 - 18, 2018/ “Competition section”
  • 36th International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino/ Poznań/ Poland/ December 2 - 9, 2018/ “Competition section”
  • 23th International Film Festival of Kerala/ Trivandrum,Kerala/ India/ December 7 - 13, 2018/ “Official World Cinema section”
  • 16th Chennai International Film Festival/ India/ December 13 - 20, 2018
  • 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF)/ Bangladesh/ January 10 - 18, 2019/ “Asian Film Competition section”
  • 8th ÍRÁN:CI, Iranian Film Festival/ Prague, Brno and Bratislava/ Czech Republic/ January 15 - 26, 2019/ “Competition section”
  • 29e Festival Ciné Junior/ Paris & Val de Marne/ France. February 13 - 26, 2019/ “Competition section”
  • 37th Uruguay International Film Festival/ April 17 - 27, 2019
  • 14ème Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG)/ Suisse/ April 29 - May 5, 2019/ “Competition section”
  • 12th Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco/ USA/ September 28 - 29, 2019/ “Competition section”
  • 30ème Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck/ France/ October 2 - 14, 2019
  • 15ème Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen Orient Saint-Denis/ Paris/ France/ March 3 - 20, 2020
 

Awards

·         Winner of “Special Mention Award” at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival/ Germany/ 2018

·         Winner of “Best First Film” at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival/ Tehran/ Iran/ 2018

·         Winner of “Best Actress” Award by an actress Negar Moghaddam in ‘Asia New Talent’ section at the at the 21th Shanghai International Film Festival/ China/ 2018

·         Winner of” GOLDEN GAZELLE” Best Film Award at the 7th Persian Film Festival/ Australia/ 2018

·         Winner of” Best Screenplay” Award and “Special Jury Prize” for Best First Film at the 4th CineIran Festival/ Toronto/ Canada/ 2018

·         Winner of” Best Film” Award, Asian section at the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) /Bangladesh/ 2019

·         Winner of “Best Film” Award at 8th ÍRÁN:CI Iranian Film Festival/ Prague/ Brno and Bratislava/ Czech Republic/ 2019

·         Winner of” Middle School Students” Award at the 29e Festival Ciné Junior/ Paris & Val de Marne/ France/ 2019

·         Winner of “GOLDEN FIFOG” Best Film Award at the 14ème Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG)/ Suisse/ 2019