MAAT by Saba KAZEMI

Original Title : MAAT
Type : Social / Drama / Fiction

Running Time: 92  min
Film Gauge: 25 frame
Original version:  Persian
Subtitled in English
Screening format: DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound: Surround 5.1
Ratio: 16:9
Year: 2016

 

40th São Paulo International Film Festival From October 20th to the November 2nd in the New Directors Competition section. 40th São Paulo International Film Festival From October 20th to the November 2nd in the New Directors Competition section. 2016 - Winner of the special jury Award named Prize Abbas Kiarostami. As the jury said, the prize is awarded to films that narrate classic stories in a new experimental form.

Cast

Zhaleh Balmeh
Aban Askari
Aghil Bahrami
Meysam Karimpoor
Minoo Maleki
Nima Kazemi
Ramyar Moshaie
Vahid Varseh
Kian Kazemi

Crew

Director : Saba kazemi
Writer: Saba Kazemi&Milad Niazi
Production Manager: Mahdi Janbakhsh
Recordist: Saeed Shmadi
Sound Designing and Synchronizing : Omid Ghorbani
Set and Costume Designer: Mehrnoosh Balmeh
Makeup Designer: Mohammadtaghi Khorsand
Music: Hamidreza Alavi Emsaki
Editor: Milad Niazi
Director of Photography: Mahdi Ranjbar
Producer: Saba Kazemi

After the sanctions imposed by the US and Europe against Iran, Iranian families face numerous economic problems. MAAT is a doc-fiction about families from different towns decided to immigrate to the capital to solve their financial problems. They spend all their saving on buying a house in that utopia. After entering the house, they found out the flat has been sold to a few buyers. They are finding a way out for their problem when they find a large sum of money (US dollars, Credit cards  and …) in the flat. Now they face the ethical dilemma of taking the money or telling the truth to the police or solving the problem between themselves somehow.

Director’s Motivation:
After plenty of experiences on short films,i was always willing to refer to social issues in my feature film to show human challenges in difficult circumstances,hoping to be of success in.

Director’s Statement :
Current film is completely experiential ,and absolutely independent  ,which was fulfilled by companionship of a unique cast in spite of a very limited location we owned to  work in which, attempted to virtualise reality by means of camera movements and compound mise en scene  to avoid being monotonic.
actually we work with DSLR camera, which gives cut in every 18 minutes,we tried to give miss en scene before the deadline.

Saba KAZEMI


Biography

Saba kazemi / 1978/Tehran/Iran

B.A.  Cinema Directing

 

Director’s Filmography :
Short film   producer & director
The road                   11 min
Khat fasele               10 min
Zartosht gharbi       12 min
Documentary film  producer & director
Barf chal (Hole snow)           45 min
Chahar dar chahar( 4×4 )     17 min
Short film producer
Utopia   10 min    director (Milad niazi )
Silent     11 min    director(Morteza mirmontazemi)
And  play in some short & feature film

 


Awards


Saba KAZEMI


Biography

Saba kazemi / 1978/Tehran/Iran

B.A.  Cinema Directing

 

Director’s Filmography :
Short film   producer & director
The road                   11 min
Khat fasele               10 min
Zartosht gharbi       12 min
Documentary film  producer & director
Barf chal (Hole snow)           45 min
Chahar dar chahar( 4×4 )     17 min
Short film producer
Utopia   10 min    director (Milad niazi )
Silent     11 min    director(Morteza mirmontazemi)
And  play in some short & feature film

 


Awards


  1. 40th São Paulo International Film Festival From October 20th to the November 2nd in the New Directors Competition section.
  2. 40th São Paulo International Film Festival From October 20th to the November 2nd in the New Directors Competition section. 2016 – Winner of the special jury Award named Prize Abbas Kiarostami. As the jury said, the prize is awarded to films that narrate classic stories in a new experimental form.

 

 

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