Leila, 40, has spent her whole life taking care of her parents and four brothers. The family argues constantly and is crushed by debts, in a country caught in the grip of international economic sanctions. As her brothers are trying to make ends meet, Leila formulates a plan: to start a family business that would save them from poverty. While they are in desperate need of financial support, Leila finds out that their father Esmail has secretly been hiding a family heirloom as an offering to become the new Patriarch of the clan, the highest honor in the Persian tradition. This revelation will bring chaos to the already fragile family dynamics, gradually leading it one step closer to implosion.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Baradaran-e Leila
Director: Saeed Roustaee
Screenplay: Saeed Roustaee
Country: Iran 2022
Production: Sky Frame Saeed Roustaee
Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh
Length: 168 min.
Language: Farsi OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Cannes, Munich, Zurich, Busan, Hong Kong, Gent, Adelaide etc.
Awards: Cannes FIPRESCI Prize, Munich ARRI OSRAM Prize Special Mention