IFFA 2015, Feature Film, Rev 2016

I am Diego Maradona (Man Diego Maradona Hastam) - 2015

After a rock is thrown through a window, two families become intertwined in a dispute after an incident following an unsuccessful marriage. The couple in question try to hash out what actually went wrong, as the surrounding family members point fingers at one another. Tension builds as all of their other problems seem to bubble to the surface at the same time.

Tavakoli masterfully directs this ensemble, with charm and cinematic ingenuity.

I am Diego Maradona is the Closing Night film around Australia for the 5th IFFA.


Schedule for I am Diego Maradona

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


Screening Time: 85 mins

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Year: 2015

Format: Feature Colour / DCP

Print Source: Iranian Independents

Director: Bahram Tavakoli

Producer: Javad Norouzbeigi

Cast: Golab Adineh, Saeed Aghakhani, Hooman Seyedi, Vishka Asayesh, Mahsa Alafar, Sara Bahrami, Pantea Panahi Ha

Music: Hamed Sabet

Sound: Mahmoud Samabashi & Alireza Alavian

Editor: Bahram Dehghani

Cinematographer: Hooman Behmanesh


Awards, screenings, notes:

  • Received Special Mention for Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Hooman Seyedi) at Fajr International Film Festival in 2015.

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