• Paradise / Ma dar Behesht
  • Paradise / Ma dar Behesht
  • Paradise / Ma dar Behesht

Paradise / Ma dar Behesht

by Sina Ataeian Dena New World View: Iran

Polish on fingernails. Football during break. The girls constantly push their boundaries – until a message by their head teacher orders them to stop. This is where, in a suburb of Tehran, 24-year-old Hanieh teaches with little motivation. Each morning at the break of dawn she makes the arduous bus journey into the city. For a long time, she has fought to get a post in the city center, but her application is caught up in the chaotic Iranian administration. However, her private problems take a back seat when two of her pupils disappear one day. PARADISE is a trenchant study of state education and control. Shot clandestinely in Tehran, Sina Ataeian Dena’s debut garnered two awards in Locarno.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Iran, Germany, 2015
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: Farsi
  • Subtitles: German, English
  • Director: Sina Ataeian Dena
  • Cast: Dorn Dibaj, Fateme Naghavi, Fariba Kamran, Nahid Moslemi, Roya Afshar
  • Screenplay: Sina Ataeian Dena
  • Cinematography: Payam Sadeghi
  • Editors: Sina Ataeian Dena, Mohammad Tavakoli
  • Sound: Homan Maleki, Gregor Bonse, Lajos Wienkamp-Marques
  • Producers: Sina Ataeian Dena, Yousef Panahi, Amir Hamz
  • Production Companies: Bon Voyage Films, Sina Dena Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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