30.09. - 09.10.2021

Heiran Iran 2009 | 88 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Shalizeh Arefpour

Shalizeh Arefpour, born in 1970, director, writer. Her films include the short“The Shadow of the Moon” an the documentaries “Under the Skin of Rain” (2004), “The Flower in the Dark” (2004) and “Inside Me” (2004). “Heiran” is her first feature film.

rated for 0 + years
During the reign of the Taliban, around three million Afghanis fled to Iran as illegal immigrants. They are still not been integrated there today. When 17-year old Mahi falls in love with the Afghani student Heiran, her family puts up fierce resistance, and she must decide between them and Heiran. Documentarist Shalizeh Arefpour’s feature film debut is simultaneously a love story and a portrait of society; a sensitive account of an unaccepted love that resists all prejudice.
Original title: Heiraan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Shalizeh Arefpour
Screenplay: Shalizeh Arefpour, Naghmeh Samini
Cast: Baran Kosari, Mehrdad Sedighian, Khosro Shakibaei, Farhad Aslani
Producer: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Jahangir Kosari
Director of Photography: Hossein Jafarian
Music: Alireza Kohan Deyri
Production Design: Amir Esbati
Editor: Sepideh Abdolvahab
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Sheherazad Media, International, 2, 3rd Sarvestan, Pasdaran, St.,, Shariati ave, 16619 Teheran, Iran, Tel: +98 2122863260, Fax: +98 2122858962, email:,
Production: Cinema 79 Co.


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