ANTICLOCKWISE by Jalal VAFAEI

Original Title: خلاف عقربه های ساعت/ Khalaf-e- aghrabehaye saat

English Title :Anticlockwise

Remarkable, daring and highly original film 3 generation of grandfather, father, grandson, in a regime

Running Time: 48 min
Aspect Ratio: 16.9
Resolution: 1920/ 10.80
Original version:  Persian (Farsi)
Subtitled in English
Screening format: DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound: 5.1
Year:  2019

•	IDFA. Competition for Mid-Length Documentary. 32st edition of International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. 20th Nov – 1th Dec 2019

Cast

Director: Jalal Vafaei
Cinematography: Jalal Vafaei
Editor: Jalal Vafaei
Recordist: Jalal Vafaei
Screenplay : jalal vafaei
Narrator: jalal vafaei
Sound Designing and Synchronizing:  Hassan Mahdavi
Music: Foad Ghahremani
Singer of rap: Mehdi vafaei
Producer: Jalal Vafaei
Sales Agent  :Arthouse Cinematheque

Filmmaker Jalal Vafaee’s father, a devoted watchmaker in the Iranian city of Hamadan, was on the side of the Islamic Revolution in his younger years. He has now become a democratic reformist, and is obsessed with the political news and injustice he sees around him. From his shop he tries to find a way to deal with his disappointment in politics. At the same time, holding such democratic opinions isn’t without risk.

Vafaee tells the story of his family from 2011 to 2019, showing how their world has radically changed. His brother was imprisoned, and the experience has marked him for life. His absence also badly affected his son, whose only way to express his feelings is through his raps.

This moving, candid self-portrait of a highly politically engaged family reveals the struggle they face under the Iranian regime, trapped in a loop of hope and despair, progress and decline, like a clock that moves forward—and then turns anticlockwise again.

Jalan Vafaei


Biography

born  in Hamadan in 1982.

Jalal  began working in the cinema in 2009,

After working in various projects  as an assistant director  he become interested in film editing and continued my cinematic activities by editing a few documentary films.

 

 

01 “The White Meadows 2009″ directed by Mohammad Rasoulof (as assistant director)

02 “Gesher 2010″ directed by Vahid Vakilifar (as assistant custome designer)

03 “Fat Shaker 2013″ directed by Mohammad Shirvani (as assistant director and underwater cameraman)

04 “Dim 2014″ directed by Adel Zamani (as editor)

05″nonplus 2015″ directed by Shima Khalili (as editor)

 

 

Director’s Filmography:

” Anticlockwise “2019 the first film as a director and producer.


Awards


Jalan Vafaei


Biography

born  in Hamadan in 1982.

Jalal  began working in the cinema in 2009,

After working in various projects  as an assistant director  he become interested in film editing and continued my cinematic activities by editing a few documentary films.

 

 

01 “The White Meadows 2009″ directed by Mohammad Rasoulof (as assistant director)

02 “Gesher 2010″ directed by Vahid Vakilifar (as assistant custome designer)

03 “Fat Shaker 2013″ directed by Mohammad Shirvani (as assistant director and underwater cameraman)

04 “Dim 2014″ directed by Adel Zamani (as editor)

05″nonplus 2015″ directed by Shima Khalili (as editor)

 

 

Director’s Filmography:

” Anticlockwise “2019 the first film as a director and producer.


Awards


IDFA. Competition for Mid-Length Documentary. 32st edition of International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. 20th Nov – 1th Dec 2019

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