Ali, a blind man, is attempting to commit suicide when he is interrupted by the concierge of his building. He is informed that the police…
Vahid Jalilvand is a graduate of Tehran University in Theatre Directing. Jalilvand started his career as a theatre actor and made his stage debut when he was only 15. In 1996, he started working in the Iranian State TV channels as an editor and then as a TV director. Later, he directed two home video series and more than 30 documentaries in social and industrial fields. He has directed and acted in many television series and plays.
His debut feature film, Wednesday, May 9, was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize and the INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue in Orizzonti Competition of Venice 2015.
His second feature, No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) was awarded Best Director and Best Actor in Orizzonti Competition of Venice 2017 and was Iran’s Official Selection for the 91st Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film.
No Date, No Signature’s lead actor Navid Mohammadzadeh was APSA-nominated for Best Performance by an Actor, and was awarded a Special Mention.
Beyond the Wall (Shab, Dkheli, Divar) is Vahid’s third feature, and sees actor Navid Mohammadzadeh nominated for his fourth APSA.
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