IFFA 2015, Feature Film, Rev 2016

Avalanche (Bahman) - 2015

Homa is assigned a 10-day night shift to take care of an old woman while her treating doctor is away. A huge snowstorm has hit Iran and is causing havoc throughout the city. As the nights go by, she has trouble sleeping. The stress of her insomnia and building personal issues brings her to a life crisis.

The film features a wonderful performance from Fatemeh Motamed Aria as Homa.


Schedule for Avalanche

Avalanche is considered 'UNCLASSIFIED 15+'. This session is restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.


Director: Morteza Farshbaf 

Producer: Javad Norouzbeigi

Cast: Fatemeh Motamed Aria, Ahmad Hamed, Farideh Esmaili, Maryam Shirazi

Music: Hamed Sabet

Sound: Alireza Alavian & Vahid Moghadassi

Editor: Pouya Parsamagham

Cinematographer: Hooman Behmanesh

Screening Time: 90 mins

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Genre: Drama

Year: 2015

Format: Feature Colour / DCP

Print Source: Iranian Independents


Screenings, awards, notes:

  • Screened at Farj International Film Festival 2015

  • This is Morteza Farshbaf's second feature film


VFX Breakdown of Avalanche

Visual Effects Breakdown of Avalance