COPPER NOTES OF A WISH by Reza FARAHMAND

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Original Title: نت های مسی یک رویا / Nothay-e- Mesi Yek Arezu
Type: Feature Documentary l Social l Children Women Issue l War

Running Time:90 min
Aspect Ratio: 16.9
Resolution: 1920/ 10.80
Original version:  Arabic
Subtitled in English
Screening format: DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound: 5.1
Year:  2019

Remarkable , daring and highly original film about Children Power in bringing happiness and changes into the life After the War .
Logline : Childhood and happiness are great and sacred concepts. Even war,  cannot destroy these profound and holy words.

•	Locarno Film Festival . Semaine de la critique  -August 9-16th 2019 2.	15th Camden International Film Festival – September 12- 15 2019– USA 2.	Winner of Harrell Award - 15th Camden International Film Festival – September 12- 15 2019– USA 11.	The 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (September 20-27, 2019)
22nd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, which will be held in Pyrgos and Amaliada, in Greece, from November 30th to December 7th, 2019. Asia Pacific Screen Award - 2019

Cast

Crew

Director : Reza Farahmand
Production Manager: Mostafa Seifi
Recordist:  Kioumars Mohamad Chenari
Sound Designing and Synchronizing :  Hassan Mahdavi
Music: Christoph Rezaie
Editor: Reza Farahmand, Fatemeh Bonyadi
Director of Photography: Reza Farahmand
Producer: Morteza Shabani

To scrape money together for the concert, Malook and some friends pull the copper lines out of the walls of empty buildings that are riddled with bullets and rockets. In one of the most moving scenes, the children write apologies for their theft on the walls, should the people who have fled ever return. A spark of hope remains for the children and for us, too, as long as such acts and art – songs and wall paintings – survive.

Reza Farahmand’s newest documentary begins with the statement “In the Name of God”. But there is hardly any sign of God in the empty war ruins we see. Like in last year’s Women with Gunpowder Earrings, where the filmmaker accompanied an Iraqi war reporter, he is again drawn to a bombed region. In his previous film, he remained at the border to Syria. This time, he immerses himself in this seemingly never-ending war and goes to Jarmuk, a suburb of Damascus, which has been the home of Palestinian refugees for decades. Jarmuk once had 150,000 inhabitants. Today, after a mass exodus caused by heavy fighting, the invasion of the IS and a famine, there are less than 200 according to unofficial information. The ten-year-old boy Malook is one of them. He dreams of becoming a singer. Together with his older sister Ghofran, he is planning to organise a concert with professional musicians. But for whom? viewers wonder, given the deserted streets.

Director’s Motivation:With the heavy load of the rough filmmaking experiences in Iraq during the war with ISIS, this time I go to Yarmouk in Syria which deems a place out of this world. Amidst the unfathomable scale of destruction, it feels as if I can’t free myself of the echoes of thousands of lost lives. And I remain gazed without being able to move. Suddenly, a rustling sound from within the rubbles switches my camera on and while I’m still astounded, the voices of exhausted but alive children takes me to the world of wishful kids who in longing to return to their once solid homes, search for a ballad to remind them of the sweet smell of life.

Director’s Statement :Destruction is the product of war. Bombardments and shelling demolish cities and villages like frenzied flood.My camera and I follow the children, become playmates with them and learn lyrics from each other. With these songs we grow two wings and forget that it rains bullets here. We fly and reach a point where one voice is heard and that is a grandmother who whispers her songs for us.

 

Reza FARAHMAND


Biography

Reza Farahmand who is graduated in Agricultural engineering, his main concern is documentary cinema and filming complicated facts of societies and cultures . He has been volunteer to take the hardest futuristic days with out any reward in order to show invisible events or intangible records of news . His movies are well known for : rich image, consistent story line in spite of being documentary, focus on the content of story, wise edit and suitable and exciting rhythm.

Director’s Filmography :

  • Women With Gunpowder Earrings- Best International Director Award
  • Locarno Film Festival 1 – 11 | 8 | 2018  -Semaine De La Critique Section
  • Women With Gunpowder Earring – Best Director Award – National Section –  December 2017 .“Cinema Vérité” Iran International Documentary Film Festival 10th -17th Dec 2017
  • Women With Gunpowder Earrings- Honor title National Section –  February 2018
  • honor issuer36th Fajr International Film Festival
  • 16e Festival International Signs de Nuit Paris Cité Universitaire de Paris October 4 – 14, 2018 
  • Winner of The Best Award .16e Festival International Signs de Nuit Paris Cité Universitaire de Paris October 4 – 14, 2018
  • 8th Iranian Film Festival, which will be held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  January 9 to 17  2019
  • Winner of Best Documentary Award at 8th Iranian Film Festival, which will be held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  January 9 to 17  2019
  • International Competition program of the 15th edition of ZagrebDox, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia,February 24 – March 3, 2019.
  • 11th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Millenium in Brussels (22 – 30 March 2019
  • 21st annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, March 6-17, 2019..
  • Forgotten Childhood- Selected in Humans fest

Valencia, Spain

  • Climbing Room – Crystal Simorgh for Best Documentary Filmmaker

honor issuer28th Fajr International Film Festival

  • honor title Climbing Room – First Place Award

honor issuerRoshd International Film Festival

honor descriptionRoshd International Film Festival is a film festival in Iran. The festival seeks the main objectives of identifying and selecting the best educational and pedagogical films in order to introduce them to the educational systems.

honor title Freedom – Environmental Award

honor issuerCinema Verite, Iran International Documentary Film Festival

honor descriptionDocumentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC) organizes “Cinema Vérité” Iran International Documentary Film Festival, in Tehran – Iran. The festival tries to express the relationship between reality and truth through documentary films.

honor title Freedom – Selected Films Competition

honor issuerFajr International Film Festival

honor title Please Horn – First Place Award

honor issuerCinema Verite, Iran International Documentary Film Festival

honor titlePlease Horn – Selected Films Competition

honor issuerFajr International Film Festival

honor titleShir+Zad – Best Experimental Film

honor issuerCinewest, Australia

honor description Since 2003, Cinewest has been subsidized by Sydney Olympic Park Authority to deliver a series of projects annually such as; ‘Media Literacy and Digital Filmmaking Workshop‘, ‘Short Soup International Short Film Festival‘, ‘Cinewest Cinémathèque‘ and ‘Kids In The Park Film Festival‘.

 


Awards


Morteza SHABANI


Biography

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Awards

DEFC


Biography

DOCUMENTARY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM CENTER (DEFC)


Awards


  • Locarno Film Festival . Semaine de la critique -August 9-16th 2019
  • Asia Pacific Screen Award – 2019
  • 15th Camden International Film Festival – September 12- 15 2019– USA
  • Winner of Harrell Award – 15th Camden International Film Festival – September 12- 15 2019– USA
  • The 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (September 20-27, 2019)

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