Screening date:07/12/2009 -- 20h00

Niloofar, a twelve-year-old Iraqi girl, dreams of learning to read and write in a village where education is only for boys. Unfortunately, in exchange for a field of olive trees, her father promises her hand in marriage to an older man once she becomes a woman. Rather than live in a marriage without love, Niloofar runs away. Shocked, her family considers itself dishonored.

Country: France/Iran/Lebanon
Year: 2008
Production: 3B Productions, Khaneh. Contact : Pyramide Films International - Tel: +33 1 42 96 02 20 - website
Director: Sabine El Gemayel
Cinematography: Bahram Badakhshani
Editing: Bahram Deghani
Sound: Mehran Malakouti
Music: Fardin Khalatbari
Cast: Mobina Aynehdar, Roya Nownahali, Shahab Hosseini, Hengameh Ghaziani, Amir Aghai, Sadegh Safai, Fatemeh Motamed Aria
35mm - 87

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Born in Tehran on 1971, she grew up in Iran and in Lebanon, and moved to Canada at the age of 16. After graduating with a BA in communications in Montreal, she moved to Los Angeles where she works as an editor. Niloofar is her first feature film.

1992 - Petit conte absurde
1991 - Te deum en chaos majeur
1990 - la recherche du temps perdu

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