26.9. - 5.10.2019

The First Letter Iran 2003 | 110 min | OV | Colour | FF 2003

rated for 0 + years
In the 1970s in the deeply religious town of Saveh, a two hours’ drive from Tehran, 16-year old Emkan (Mehdi Morady) dreams of music, art and literature, but none of these activities is permitted. Ejected from the mosque for sketching, his father burns his books and he is forced to destroy his violin. Then Emkan falls in love with Maassoum (Mina Molania), a Jewish girl from his school, whose parents run a cinema. Her family is forced to leave town during the revolution, and Emkan leaves home to find his true love. A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale by Abolfazl Jalili.
Orig. Title: Abjad
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Farsi
Director: Abolfazl Jalili
Screenplay: Abolfazl Jalili
Cast: Mehdi Morady, Mina Molania, Abdolreza Akbary
Producer: Emmanuel Benbihy
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Camera: Mehdi Majde Vaziri
Set Designer: Abolfazl Jalili
Cutter: Abolfazl Jalili
Format: 35 mm
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World Sales: Menemsha Entertainment, 1157 S. Beverly Drive, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA, Tel: +1 310 712 3720, Fax: +1 310 277 6602, e-mail:
Production: Novem Productions, 57, rue Pigalle, 75009 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 48 78 11 50, Fax: +33 1 48 78 11 52, e-mail: