The River's End
by Behrooz Afkhami
Script: Behrooz Afkhami adapted from Jaafar Modarres Sadeghi's The March
Cinematographer: M. Aladpoosh
Editor: Behrooz Afkhami
Sound: Parviz Abnar
Settings: Nahid Tolou
Music: K. Honarmand
Cast: Ezzatollah Entezami, Bahram Radan, Bahareh Rahnama, Soroush Sehhat, Arash Majidi, Sasan Parsi
Production: Picture World
Farabi Cinema Foundation
1st floor, N° 19, Delbar Alley
Toos St, Valiye-Asr Ave
Tehran 19617, Iran
Tel: +188.8.131.52.939 / +184.108.40.206.891
35 mm, Colour, 90 min
OV with French Subtitles
Directors' Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival 2004
In Teheran, at night, a man writes a letter in his flat. Dream mingles with his narration. After his father died, he married a cousin. He ran away from Isfahan, his native town, to find refuge in the capital. His marriage is a failure. He is the narrator of the story. Haunted by his father’s memory, he recalls his long walks with him along the river Zayandehrood. His childhood dreams become nightmares. Behrooz Afkhami ‘s sixth film is an adaptation of Modarres Sadegui ‘s novel. It deals with the difficult relationship between a father and his son, a father who was so suffocating when he was alive and whom his son terribly misses now.
This highly poetical film has opted for a subjective camera.
Ezzatollah Entezami plays the character of the father.