HALF by Bahman Kamyar will compete in 24th Raindance Film Festival, which takes place in London’s West End from 21 September – 2 October 2016. As the largest independent film festival in Europe
HALF by Bahman Kamyar will compete in 24th Raindance Film Festival, which takes place in London’s West End from 21 September – 2 October 2016. As the largest independent film festival in Europe.
70 min , feature film produced 2016 – Iran, Half is about Azar a young girl who has been living on her own in a cheap accommodation since the death of her father and her mother’s new husband. Once for exterminating the rodents in the accommodation, it is being fumed so she has no choice but to stay for a few nights in her mother and her step-father’s home. IN the middle of the night the step-father attacks Azar in her room, but eventually her mother comes to rescue but ends up murdered in the hands of the step-father.Azar asks the judge for capital punishment. But there is a huge problem at her feet caused by the criminal law. According to the law, a woman’s blood money is half of the man’s. So Azar has to pay half of the step-father’s blood money to his family to be able to see him sentenced. It is a difficult task for Azar…
Raindance Founder Elliot Grove announced the programme today with musician Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, who will be a jury member. We’ve got the best in the business to judge the best of independent cinema, as alongside him will be a host of British talent, including Stephen Fry (Wilde, V For Vendetta), Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, The Wolf of Wall Street), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Harry Potter series), Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch, Attack the Block), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies, Limitless) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean series, A United Kingdom).Opening Gala – Wednesday September 21st 2016
Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA nominations. British short films that play in competition and all British features that play in 2016 will be eligible for entry for the 2016 British Independent Film Awards BIFA.
, Guillermo Arriaga will be returning to the Raindance Film Festival to share his experiences as a screenwriter and lead a 2 day intense course exploring story, structure, character, scene design and more – the perfect cocktail for an Oscar and BAFTA nominated screenplay. The Mexican writer has collaborated with director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and actor Gael García Bernal so you’ll be learning from the absolute best.