Feature Film, IFFA 2015

What's the Time in Your World? (Dar donyaye to sa’at chand ast?) - 2015

Goli makes a snap decision to return to her hometown in Iran after living in France for 20 years. She is greeted by Farhad, a man who knows everything there is to know about Goli, but she cannot remember him. Her personal pilgrimage is first met with disdain but she soon reconnects with her past.

What's the Time in Your World? Is the Opening Night film around Australia for the 5th IFFA.


Schedule for What's the Time in Your World?

What's the Time in Your World? is considered 'UNCLASSIFIED 15+'. This session is restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.


Screening Time: 101 mins

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Genre: Drama

Year: 2014

Format: Feature Colour / DCP

Print Source: Dreamlab Films

Director: Safi Yazdanian

Producer: Ali Mosaffa

Cast: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa

Music: Christophe Rezai

Sound: Jahangir Mirshekari & Amir-Hossein Ghassemi

Editor: Fardin Saheb-Zamani

Cinematographer: Homayoun Payvar


Awards, screenings, notes:

  • Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at Busan International Film Festival in 2014
  • This is Safi Yazdanian's debut feature

Quotes

The jury appreciated the well structured, intense narrative, and the complexity of the story. We discovered more than just simple storytelling but also the creative use of formalistic devices and arrangement of time and space. We all agreed that there appeared many love stories in film history but it was great to see this unusual variation presented by remarkable performances.
— FIPRESCI’s Award at the 19th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
Through this award, the jury wanted to override the poetic and complex gaze on Iranian society, relationships and memory. The jury also rewards mastery of the game and the image
— GOLD FIFOG, Best Film at the 10th International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland
Poetic and slightly melancholy, What’s the Time in Your World? hangs together on the strength of Hatami and Mosaffa’s performances. Mosaffa brings a lonely, resigned dignity to Farhad, and is never in danger of allowing him to fall onto the side of “stalker,” which it too easily could have. Hatami is her usual graceful self and infuses Leila with enough shades that she’s as empathetic as she is enigmatic. Tech specs are strong, with Homayoun Payvar’s (Taste of Cherry) cinematography effortlessly creating an almost dreamy urban landscape that flows from one moment to the next, mirroring Goli and Farhad’s developing—or rekindled—relationship.
— www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/whats-time-your-world-busan-740187

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