A Bumpy Story

(Dastan-e Dast-andaz)


Directed by: Kamal Tabrizi

Written by: Farzad Fakhrizadeh

Producer: Mohammad Afarideh

Director of Photography: Ali Tabrizi

Editor: Sepideh Abdolvahab

Costume and Production Designer: Meshkin Mehregan

Music: Amin Honarmand

Sound Designer: Mohammad Reza Delpak

Make-up: Mehrdad Mirkiani

Cast: Hoda Zeinolabedin (Raha / Arezou), Reza Kianian (Major Habibnezhad), Roya Nonahali (Masti Ebrahimi), Habib Rezaei (Ramin / Arezou’s Granddad), Homayoun Ershadi (Dad / Judge).

Iran, 2021, ALEXA  LF, DCP, Color, 2K, 1:2.39, 5.1, 85 mins.

Language(s): Farsi.



An author dreams of writing an extraordinary story. A special moment comes when the dream comes true and the ability to write a fantastic story is emerged, but it is apparently too late…

Director’s View:

Sometimes everything’s turned upside down. The good people turn to be the bad people and vice versa! The genius people turn to be the dull people and vice versa! Even the established theories begin to contradict themselves! These are the moments to see all the dreams gone with the wind!

Director’s Profile:

Born in 1957 in Tehran, Kamal Tabrizi is internationally best-known for his MATERNAL LOVE which won many prestigious awards in Berlin, Cairo, Montreal, Zlin, Seoul, etc. A graduate of cinema from the College of Cinema and Theatre of Arts University, Tabrizi began his film career as cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, and director of short films in 1979. Tabrizi directed his debut feature, THE PASSAGE, in 1988, but his LEILY IS WITH ME established him as a successful cineaste in the national scene. He also made some TV series – i.e. LEILY IS WITH ME and THE AGE OF REBELLION. His groundbreaking venture, THE LIZARD, was a domestic box-office hit and received the audience award in Fajr and the best Asian film award in Montreal 2004. In 2005,
Tabrizi made A PIECE OF BREAD which brought him the best director award from Spiritual section of Fajr International Film Festival. In 2008, he presented two crowd pleasers: THERE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN which won Audience Award at Fajr 2008 and TV Series SHAHRIAR, a portrayal of a contemporary poet, which marked a successful attempt in Iranian television.
Feature Films: 1988-The Passage; 1990- On The Altar Of Love; 1993- End Of Childhood; 1995- Leily Is With Me; 1998- Maternal Love; 1999- Sheyda; 2003- Wind Carpet; Sometimes Look At The Sky; 2004- The Lizard; 2005- A Piece Of Bread; 2008- There’s Always A Woman; 2010- The Reward; 2011- Calm Streets; 2014- Sensitive Floor; 2015- Sweet Taste of Imagination; 2016- Mina’s Option: 2018- Sly; 2019 – We Are All Together; 2021- A Bumpy Story.


Festivals and Awards:

1- Shanghai International Film Festival (June.2021 / China).

  • Panorama – Alternatives.

2- Dhaka International Film Festival (January.2022 / Bangladesh).

  • Asian Film Competition.

3- Rabat Comedy International Film Festival (June.2022 / Morocco).

4- Asian Film Festival Barcelona (November.2022 / Spain).

  • NETPAC Section.


World Sales:

Sales: mohammad@irimageco.com

Festivals: kamyar@irimageco.com