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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

A Tale of Shemroon (Chevalier noir)

Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi

France, Germany, Iran, Italy

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Director's Biography

Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi was born in Tehran in 1979 and is a graduate of the Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts. His narrative short films Lower Heaven (2017) and Cavalière (2020) have been screened at numerous festivals, among them the Toronto International Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Angers European First Film Festival and the Winterthur International Short Film Festival. A Tale of Shemroon, his first featurelength film, was selected for development at La Fabrique Cinéma at the Festival de Cannes and at Ateliers Premiers Plans in Angers.

Farsi, French
Sun 13 / 11h00 / Salle des Ministres
Mon 14 / 16h00 / Le Colisée

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In Shemroon, north of Tehran, Iman and his younger brother Payar live together with their father. After the death of their mother, Iman seeks a way out of his overturned life. Thanks to his connections with the gilded youth of the city, he starts up a business to make some fast cash. What at first seems an opportunity for a new beginning follows a twisted path that affects the family’s destiny.

Director : Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi
Producer : Nicolas Eschbach, Maud Leclair-Névé, Margaux Juvénal
Screenwriter : Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi
Cinematographer : Amin Jafari
Production Designer : Babak Aleebrahim Dehkordi
Editor : Félix Rehm
Sound : Vahid Moghaddasi, Olivier Voisin, Romain Ozanne

Iman Sayad Borhani, Payar Allahyari, Masoumeh Beygi, Behzad Dorani

Production Company : Indie Prod, UProduction, 2 Pilots Filmproduction, Ali
Mosaffa Productions, Bibi Film TV, Take Shelter
International Sales : Indie Sales


France, Germany, Iran, Italy






Farsi, French