THE GAMBLER by KARIM Lak-Zadeh

Original Title: Ghomarbaz
Type: Short/Drama

Running Time: 20 min
Film Gauge: 5D, Colour
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in English
Screening format: DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound: surround  5.1
Ratio: 16:9
Year: 2016

 

Festival International de film de Fribourg in the International Competition Short Film 2016 •	43rd Telluride Film Festival – September 2016 in the program of FILMMAKERS OF TOMORROW •	29TH Exground Film Festival- 11-20 NOV. Germany

Cast

Behzad Davarani

Hamed Jajabat

Shahbaz Abbasi

Crew

Director & Writer  : KARIM Lak-Zadeh
Director of photography: Poyan Ranjbar
Sound : Sasan KavehYunes Eskndari
Editor : Poyan Sholevar
Costume designer : Reza Razm
Producer : Mehdi Rashidi

In a misty village, on the top of a  mountain, two gamblers stupefy an old one and take him to his deserted cottage located in the middle of the jungle for revenge. They bury him alive in his own garden and find his money in his house and split it between themselves. They stay there all the unfathomable night long. After drinking and drugging they begin to gamble with each other for the old man’s money. At midnight their bet is on the old man being dead or alive. They take him out of the dirt. The old man is alive, as if he was back from dead. Now the three gamblers bet on their lives in an unreal world and this insanity leaves them somewhere between life and death.

KARIM Lakzadeh


Biography

Karim-LAKZADEBorn in 1986- Shiraz, Iran, after graduating from Theater School in 2004 he studied in the major of TV Directing. First he focused on story writing for the films and theater and his story; I AM SPELLED won the prize in and reciting the play Fortress, won the best Experimental Theater direction award. Then he made 6 shorts, which were successful in local festivals and award in the different festivals (details are in the filmography section)
Director’s Filmography:
2009- On the Road, Early in the Morning
Short Fiction- 18 mins- DV Cam
Shown at:
Tehran Short Film Festival
Shiraz Short Film Festival
(Winner of the Best Script and the Best Second Film)
2010- The Depressions and the Instincts
Short Fiction- 28 mins- DV Cam
Shown at :Tehran Short Film Festival
Shiraz Short Film Festival
The House of Cinema Competition
(Nominated for the Best film and the Best Director and the Winner of the Best Script)
2012- The Crimes and the Punishments
Short Fiction- 05 mins- DV Cam
Shown at
Tehran Short Film Festival
Nominated for the Best Scrip)
Award best film at the shiraz short film festival
The House of Cinema Competition
2013- I Abadan go war
Short Fiction- 20 mins- HD
Shown at
Tehran Short Film Festival
The House of Cinema Competition
Award best film at the shiraz short film festival
2014- Jila
Short Fiction- 20 mins- HD
show at:
Tehran Short Film Festival and
Nominated for the Best sound
show at: 29 Fribourg International Film Festival/Fribourg/2015
winner SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY
The House of Cinema Competition
show at: Parvin short film Festival and
Nominated for the Best film and the Best Edit and the best actor and the Winner of the Best actor.
13th Third Eye Asian Film Festival/ Mumbai/ 2015
2015- The Gambler
Short Fiction- 20 mins- HD
Show at:
The House of Cinema Competition/Iran.Winner of the Best film, Best Script, Best Director and Best Edit


Awards


MEHDI Rashidi


Biography


Awards


  • Festival International de film de Fribourg in the International Competition Short Film 2016
  • 43rdTelluride Film Festival – September 2016 in the program of FILMMAKERS OF TOMORROW
  • 29TH Exground Film Festival- 11-20 NOV. Germany

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