30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Runner Iran 1985 | 94 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Amir Naderi

Amir Naderi (*1946) was an important director of post-revolutionary Iranian cinema which profited greatly from the international success of The Runner. In 1986 he emigrated to the USA. His last film Cut (2011) was made entirely in Japanese.

rated for 0 + years
Amiro, a 13-year old war orphan, is fighting for survival in an Iranian port. He searches scrapyards for things to sell, collects empty bottles and sells iced water. What little he earns he spends on old magazines with aircraft on the cover. He can only look at them and dream, for he has never learned to read. It becomes increasingly clear that his life will only change if he learns to read and write. The Runner was the first Iranian film to be seen abroad after the Islamic revolution, and shows with remarkable candour the old opposites of rich and poor in the new Islamic state.
Original title: Davandeh
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Persian
Section: Iran Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Amir Naderi
Screenplay: Amir Naderi, Behrouz Gharibpour
Cast: Abbas Nazeri, Majid Niroumand, Moussa Torki-Zadeh
Producer: Ali Reza Zarrin
Director of Photography: Firouz Malekzadeh
Production Design: Amir Naderi
Editor: Bahram Beyzaïi
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Production: Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young adults (Kanoon)


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