Bag of Rice

Feature film

Iran 1996

85 min

Eng. Subtitle

Producers: Blue Window Film Co. 

                   Digital Media Lab.

Director: Mohammad Ali Talebi

Screenwriter: Mohammad Ali Talebi                              Hooshang Moradi Kermani

Cinematographer: Farhad Saba

Editor: Hassan Hassadoost

Executive Producer: Laya Palizban

Jeyran (5 years old) with her neighbor Masoumeh Khanoom start their journey across the urban cityscape; where they encounter a young boy (7 years old) with his mother with their own cargo.

  • Screened at Berlin Film Festival, Germany 1997

  • Screened in London, Walls, Edinburg, Cambridge and Bass by BFI (British Film Institute)

  • Filmhouse (the best film distributer in UK) and British Council in April 2014, and I had presented in these cities for screening.

  • Screened at BBC Persian.

  • Awarded Best Actress at 7Th Int. Uruguay film festival for children and young people via UNICEF, Uruguay Cinema, and Child Inter American Institute 1998

  • Awarded the Mention Special at 7th Int. Uruguay film festival for children and young people via UNICEF, Uruguay Cinema, and Child Inter American Institute 1998

  • Awarded Golden Butterfly for the Best Film at 12th Int. Film Festival for children and young people Kerman-Iran 1996

  • Awarded Silver Elephant for the Best Director at India Int. Film Festival for children and young people India 1997

  • Awarded Grand Prize of Parent's Jury for Best Film Best World Section at 3rd Seoul Int. Family Film Festival, South Korea 1998

  • Awarded Best Film, Second Prize of Adult Jury-Live-Action Film Section for Best Film Best World Section at 3rd Seoul Int. Family Film Festival, South Korea 1998

  • Screened at Fukuoka International Film Festival, Japan 1997

  • Screened at Saint Louis International Film Festival, USA 1999

  • Screened at Munich International Film Festival, Germany 2003

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