Tale of the Sea

Director: Bahman Farmanara 2018 97 Minutes Ages 15+
Tale of the Sea Sun 14 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 03:00pm 97mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Tale of the Sea Thu 18 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 97mins New Farm Six Cinemas

This delicate and quiet film, part family drama yet also an homage to older Iranian artists, comes from veteran director Bahman Farmanara.

Taher Mohebi, a famous, aging writer on the edge of schizophrenia, is finally exiting the institution where he has spent three years unable to face the world. His wife Jaleh informs the doctor that she will be filing for divorce, but she is persuaded to take him back to their home by the sea, where both past and present play themselves out. Jaleh has never forgiven Taher for his brief affair with her childhood friend, but both are shocked when a young woman born of the fling suddenly turns up one night. The film is dedicated to Abbas Kiarostami and displays that late master’s understanding of human relationships.


Screening as part of ‘Iranian Cinema Now


Classification:Ages 15+
Language:Farsi, with English subtitles
Director:Bahman Farmanara
Producer:Bahman Farmanara
Cast:Bahman Farmanara, Leila Hatami, Fatemah Motamed-Aria, Saber Abar
Script:Bahman Farmanara
Program strand:Features
Rights:Dreamlab Films