Scene from the film Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!
Scene from the film Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!
Scene from the film Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!

Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!

  • Iran
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Tehran is a large village near the city of Rey, full of gardens and fruit trees. Its inhabitants live in anthill-like underground holes. The village’s several districts are constantly at war. Tehranis’ main occupations are theft and crime, though the king pretends they are subject to him. They grow excellent fruits, notably an excellent pomegranate, which is found only in Tehran.

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  • Original Title
    Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Massoud Bakhshi
  • Cinematography
    Byram Fazli
  • Editing
    Ali Mohammad Ghasemi, Mohsen Shahabi
  • Music
    Mohsen Namjoo, Navid Afghah
  • Sound
    Reza Yousefi
  • Runtime
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iran
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 36th Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands
    • 51st Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
    • 30th Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
    • 13th Boston Festival of films from Iran, USA
    • 20th International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam IDFA 2007
    • Drake International Film Festival, Italy 2007
    • CINEMA-VERITE International documentary film festival, Iran 2007
    • Cinema East Film Festival, NY, USA 2007
    • Doc Point Helsinki International Film Festival 2007
    • "Jeu de pomme" International film festival,France 2007
    • 1001 Istanbul Documentary Film Festival, Turkey 2007
    • Ecocinema International Film Festival, Greece 2008
    • Human Rights International Film Festival, Switzerland 2008
    • UCLA Iranian Film Festival, USA 2008
    • Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada 2008
    • Planete Doc Review Film International Film Festival , Poland 2008
    • "Well-played" Iran-Arab Film Festival,Germany 2008
    • Full Frame International Documentary Film Festival USA 2008
    • "Flandres" International Film Festival Gent-Belgium 2008
    • 15th Alt?nkoza Film, Culture and Art Festival, Turkey 2008
    • Santiago International Film Festival SANFIC "Jewels of Middle- East," Chile, 2008
    • Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico, 2008
    • San Luis Cine International Festival Competition, Argentina, November 2008
    • Move Media Right Festival. Thailand, December 2008
    • Edinburgh: Film house Cinema, January 2009
    • Portland International Film Festival, Competition, 2009
    • All Roads International Film Festival, Competition ,USA , 2009
    • DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival, , Syria, March 2009
    • International Urban Film Festival, Iran, March 2009
    • Tribeca Film Center, USA, July 2009
    • "A Man's Shadow" Film Festival Int'l Competition, New Caledonia, November 2009
    • AAA/SVA Film, Video and Multimedia Festival Int'l Competition, Philadelphia USA, December 2009
    • New voices of Iran, Lincoln Center, NY, USA, December 2009
    • Best JVF films in Latin America Tour, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela 2009-10
    • Australian Anthropology Society conference, Sydney, Australia, December 2009
    • Big Sky Int'l documentary Film Festival, Montana, USA, February 2010
    • Documentary Fortnight Festival, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA, Feb. March 2010
    • Best JVF films in Africa Tour, Cameroon, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso 2010-11
    • Islam Today Film Festival, Berkeley USA, April 2010
    • 48th Ann Arbor Festival, Int'l competition, Michigan USA 23-28 March 2010
  • Awards
    • Winner: Best Director, 11th House of Cinema Film Festival, 2007, Iran
    • Winner: Best Director, 25th Fajr Int. Film Festival, 2007, Iran
    • Winner: AVINI Prize for Best Documentary of the year 2007, Iran
    • Winner: Audience Award, CINEMA VERITE International Documentary Film Festival, 2007 Iran
    • Nominated for: Cinema Eye Award for Best Documentary Film, IFC,2009, USA
    • Best Documentary Prize; Bam Film Festivl,2010,Iran is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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