Colors of Memory

Filled with denial and distrust, heart surgeon Dr. Bahman Parsa (Shahbaz Noshir) returns to his home country Iran after 30 years in Germany. There he meets two men who will change his attitude towards life: Ghanati (Ezatollah Entezami), a 70year old waterfinder and Bahrami, a young and reckless taxi driver. Together with them he travels to his hometown Bam, which was destroyed after a heavy earthquake a few years ago. Step by step this journey brings Parsa closer to his own roots and a past that has been completely erased. But in the experiences with his new friends also lies the chance for a new beginning.

Developed with the assistance of Filmförderung Hamburg

Title: COLORS OF MEMORY
Genre: Drama

Category: Future Film
Year of Production: 2008

Directed by: Amir Shahab Razavian
Written by: Amir Shahab Razavian, Armin Hofmann, Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Frank Geiger

Producer:  Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Frank Geiger, Armin Hofmann
Co-Producer: Amir Shahab Razavian

Cast: Shahbaz Noshir, Ezatollah Entezami
Language: Farsi/German

Format: 35mm
Runtime: 90 Min

Production: brave new work film productions
Co-Production: Hilaj Film, Iran und Make a Movie, Kanada

Release date: 16.07.2008 (Iran)

Filmfestivals
Leeds International Film Festival 2008 (GB)
Films from the South Festival Oslo 2008 (Norway)
Dushanbe Film Festival 2008 (Tajikistan)
Empress Walk Cinema 2008 Toronto (Canada)
Annual Festival of Films From Iran Atlanta 2008 (USA)
Golden Knight International Film Festival Chelyabinsk 2008 (Russia)
Iranian Film Festival Los Angeles 2008 (USA)
Nashville Film Festival 2008 (USA)
Tiburon International Filmfestival 2008 (USA)
Iranian Film Festival Boston 2007 (USA)
Mill Valley Film Festival 2007 (USA)
Fajr Filmfestival 2007 (Iran)

Awards
Fajr Film Festival 2007, Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Director(Amir Shahab Razavian)
Fajr Filmfestival 2007, Special Prize Best Actor 2007 (Ezatollah Entezami)
Iranian Cinema Festival 2007 Best Actor (Saber Abar)
Appreciated by UNESCO, Iranian Office

Nominations
Seven nominations for Crystal Simorgh Prize, Fajr Filmfestival 2007
Three Nominations for Khaneye Cinema 2007 (Iranian Film Award), Best Music/Best Supporting Actor/ Best Actor

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