26.9. - 5.10.2019

Iron Island Iran 2005 | 90 min | OV | | FF 2005

Mohammad Rasoulof

MOHAMMAD RASOULOF (*1972) has shown several of his films at FILMFEST HAMBURG, the last was Manuscripts Don't Burn in 2013. In 2010, Rasoulof was sentenced to a year on probation for his critical stance. None of his films have been officially released in Iran.

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A leaky freighter is drifting offshore somewhere on the Persian Gulf. While the captain is still trying to persuade the owner to give up the ageing vessel, poverty-stricken locals have claimed it for themselves. Births, deaths and marriages take place onboard as the ship steers towards an unforeseeable fate. Warm and ironic, the film is an astute allegory of Iranian culture.
Orig. Title: Jazireh Ahani
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Section: Hauptprogramm
Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
Screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof
Cast: Ali Nasirian, Hossein Farzi-Zadeh, Neda Pakdaman
Producer: Abolhasan Davoodi
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Mohammad-Reza Aligholi
Camera: Reza Jalali
Set Designer:
Cutter: Bahram Dehghan
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Sheherazad Media International, 2, 3rd Sarvestan, Pasdaran St, Shariati Ave., Tehran 16619, Iran, Tel: +98 21 22 86 32 60, Fax: +98 21 22 85 89 62, e-mail:
Production: Mohammad Rasoulof Company, 2, 3rd Sarvestan, Pasdaran St, Shariati Ave, Tehran 16619, Iran, Tel: +98 (21) 22 86 32 60 / 61, Fax: +98 (21) 22 85 89 62, e-mail: