Written and Directed by: Reza Gouran

Producer: Habib Esmaili

Executive Producer: Mohammad Sadegh Ranjkeshan

Director of Photography: Ali Tabrizi

Editor: Bahram Dehghani

Music: Arash Gouran

Production Designer: Seyed Mehdi Mousavi

Costume Designer: Melody Esmaili

Sound: Alireza Alavian

Sound-recordist: Amin Mirshekari

Make-up: Abbas Abbasi

Special Effects: Arash Aghabeig

Visual Effects: Vahid Ghotbizadeh

Cast: Baran Kosari (Maliheh), Sara Bahrami (Paria), Roya Afshar (Mother), Pardis Ahmadieh (Parvaneh), Elham Korda (Parisa), Jamshid Hashempour (Ebrahimi).

Iran, 2019, Arri alexa mini, DCP, Color, 3.2 K, 1:2.39, 5.1, 91 mins.

Language: Farsi + Azeri



In the labyrinths of history, everybody hurts…


After a long time, three sisters come back to their paternal house. They face a caretaker along with their mother struggling with Alzheimer’s. But there is no trace of the father who has disappeared in an early morning. A dead body is found, but none of the sisters are going to identify the body due to the hatred rooted in their hearts. There is a dark secret in the family, but no one intends to talk about it…

Director’s View:

The loss is the real, which you can neither love nor get away from it. The inferno between the desires to decay or to survive…

Director’s Profile:

Born in 1980 in Babol, Reza Gouran has been named one the most promising and successful Iranian stage directors in the international scene.

A graduate of Dramatic Literature from Tehran Faculty of Art and Architecture and Modern Directing from Montreux, Gouran has established himself in the world of theatre as one of the highly acclaimed young directors, staging masterworks such as “Hamlet”, “Man Equals Man” and “Medea” in Iran, the Netherlands and Estonia. A multi award winning director in theatre festivals, Gouran began his film career with a medium-length work, A LONG, LONG WAY, in 2016.

REPRESSION is his debut feature film.

Feature Films: 2019- Repression.


Festivals & Awards:

1- Iranian Film Festival Australia (Australia – October 2019).

2- Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Australia – November 2019).

  • Competition.

3- Cyrus International Film Festival (Canada – November 2019).

4- Asia Pacific Film Festival (Macao – China – January 2020).

5- Universal Film Festival (USA – August 2020).

  • Best Foreign Film Nominee.

6- Asian Film Festival – Barcelona (Spain – October 2020).

  • Official Section.

7- Wales International Film Festival (UK – November 2020).

8- Lift-Off Sessions @ Pinewood Studio (UK – April 2021).

9- Iranian Film Cycle in Casa Asia (Spain – September 2021).



Three IRIMAGE Titles in the competition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards


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