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    Asteroid / Sayarak

    Iran, 78′, 2021

    age recommendation: 3+

    Ebrahim is twelve. He lives with his mother and five siblings of all ages in a two-roomed shack in the heart of desert, far away from the village. Aside from feeding the children and obtaining a birth certificate for them, the main preoccupation of Ebrahim and his mother is to build a house in the village so they don’t have to walk all the way back and forth all the time.

    Mehdi Hoseinivand Aalipour

    Born in 1966 in Tehran, he is a prolific film editor best known for his cooperation with Dariush Mehrjui, Masoud Jafari Jozani and Ebrahim Hatamikia. A graduate of IRIB University, Hoseinivand has edited 35 feature films, 30 TV series, 27 TV movies and a number of documentary and short films all through his career. He has also directed four short films, one TV series and one TV movie. "Asteroid" is his debut directorial venture.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Mehdi Hoseinivand Aalipour
    • screenplay: Mehdi Hoseinivand Aalipour
    • cinematography: Davood Rahmani
    • editing: Mojtaba Esfehani
    • music: Arya Aziminejad
    • sound: Iraj Shahzadi
    • cast:  Ebrahim Zarozehi, Hadi Kazemi, Ghazal Shojaie
    • producer:  Mehdi Hoseinivand Aalipour
    • original language:  Multiple