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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Youth Feature Film

Ceremony Year:

2016

Country:

Islamic Republic of Iran

Producers:

Aboozar Poor Mohammadi, Mohammad Hossein Ghasemi

Director:

Narges Abyar

Distributor:

Iranian Independents

Production Year:

2016

Breath

Little Bahar lives a life spun from folklore and stories, always with her head in a book. But growing up in Yazd in the 1970s and ’80s, she’s at the centre of a country in turmoil: the Shah is overthrown, Ayatollah Khomeini rises to power, and the first shots are fired in a bitter and protracted war with Iraq. Over the span of several years, Bahar finds daydreaming in her own fantasy world is the only way she can make sense of the pain and suffering warring humans inflict on one another.