Snow on Pines (Barf roo-ye kajha) - 2012
Roya, a piano teacher (Mahnaz Afshar), realizes that her marriage to Ali is in a deadlock when she discovers some of her husband’s secrets. In the meantime she meets a young musician (played by indie actor Saber Abar) and has to make a painful choice.
This directorial debut from writer and actor Payman Maadi (A Separation), evocatively filmed in black and white, scored best actress award for Mahnaz Afshar and best film and best script awards for Maadi at the 2013 Iranian Film Critics Guild Awards.
Director: Payman Maadi
Producer: Seyyed Jamal Sadatian
Writer: Payman Maadi
Cast: Saber Abar, Mahnaz Afshar, Vishka Asayesh, Bahare Riyahi, Hossein Pakdel
Screening time: 92 minutes
Print Source: Iranian Independents
Language: Farsi with English subtitles
Film: Black and White