Film - International Independents Filmfest 2017


Directed by Mehdi Fard Ghaderi


Director: Mehdi Fard Ghaderi
Section: International Independents
Country: Iran
Year: 2016
Language: Farsi
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Ana Nemati, Alireza Ostadi, Soudabeh Bayzai, Faghiheh Soltani, Atabak Naderi, Manouchehr Alipour
18+ (no age rating)



Six families in different compartments of a train, moving through a rainy night. In a single, 145-minute take, the film depicts the families and how their lives are interwoven with each other. Vacillating between dream and reality, each story builds on the one before and leads into the next. Each destiny is influenced by the other one on board, and all hurtle to the same destination.

Meet the director


Mehdi Fard Ghaderi

Mehdi Fard Ghaderi, born in 1986 in Nishapur, Iran, is a graduate of Ancient Building Restoration from Zabol University and the Iranian Young Cinema film courses in Tehran. He started making short films in 2005 with ALTERNATION. His other short films are LIFE OF KHORSHID (2008), GRAMOPHONE (2010), THE REVERSED CIRCLES (2011), MIRROR NARRATION OF SIMPLE STORIES (2013), and STORY OF RAINY NIGHT (2014). IMMORTALITY is his debut feature film. His short films have screened at over 80 festivals around the world and earned more than 20 awards.


Screenplay: Mehdi Fard Ghaderi
Director of Photography: Amin Jafari
Composer: Ramin Rezapour
Costume Design: Sana Norouzbeigi
Sound: Arash Ghassemi
Producer: Javad Norouzbeigi
Production Company: Qabe Aseman Film Company
World Sales: Iranian Independents