(Shena-ye Parvaneh)


Directed by: Mohammad Kart

Written by: Mohammad Kart, Hosein Domari, Pedram Pour Amiri

Producer: Rasoul Sadrameli

Executive Producer: Maziyar Hashemi

Production Manager: Saeed Hashemi

DOP: Saman Lotfian

Editor: Esmail Alizadeh

Music: Masoud Sekhavat-doust

Production Designer: Saeed Hassanlou, Mohammad Kart

Costume Designer: Ghazaleh Motamed

Sound-recordist: Mehdi Saleh Kermani

Sound Designer: Arash Ghasemi

Make-up: Azim Farayen

Visual Effects: Arash Aghabeik

Cast: Javad Ezati (Hojat), Amir Aghaei (Hashem), Tannaz Tabatabaei (Parvaneh), Pantea Bahram (Shapour), Aban Askari (Woman Driver), Ali Shadman (Ashkan), Mahlagha Bagheri (Afsaneh), Iman Safa (Mohammad), Nahid Moslemi (Mom), Mahdi Hoseyniniya (Mosayeb), Nader Shahsavari (Dad), Alireza Daoodnezhad (Parvaneh’s Father).

Iran, 2020, First Film, Mini Alexa, DCP, 2K, Color, 1:2.39, 5.1, 120 mins.

Language: Farsi



For the judgment, you should go beyond all the reasonable doubts.



After leaking of a video of her class in a women only swimming pool, Parvaneh is brutally murdered by her husband, Hashem, who seeks a way to redeem his reputation and dignity as the godfather in the neighborhood. Hashem’s brother, Hojat, embarks a journey into the labyrinths of underground in Tehran to find out who is responsible for this dirty game. Once wrongfully accused for smuggling drugs, he returns to the world of crime to trace his brother’s rivals…


Director’s View:

Even now, for some social classes, the most important virtues are only originated from traditional, superstitious beliefs. Therefore the transition to a new age of reason seems somehow complicated.

Director’s Profile:

Born in Shiraz in 1986, Mohammad Kart is a graduate of Acting and holds a diploma in directing. In 2000, Kart started his career as a stage actor and since then, he has grabbed several awards. He has also appeared in a number of fictions directed by famous filmmakers.

His first documentary film, BRUISE, received the Best Social Documentary Award in Cinema Verite – Iran International Documentary Film Festival in 2013. His second documentary film, INCUBUS-THE SMALL CHANCE won the Best Director Award in Fajr Film Festival. With his short film, PEDOVERE, he won the Grand Prix at Oscar-qualifying Odense International Film Festival and gained international recognition. DROWN is his debut feature film which was recipient of five awards – including the Audience Award –  in Fajr National Film Festival 2020.

Feature Films: 2020-Drown.


Festivals & Awards:

1- Fajr National Film Festival (Feb. 2020 – Iran)

  • Audience Award; Best Supporting Actor Award (Amir Aghaei); Best Supporting Actress Award (Tannaz Tabatabaei); Best Editing Award; and Best Sound Award.

2- Shanghai International Film Festival (June.2021 – China).

  • Belt and Road Competitive Section.
  • Three Nominations for Media Choice Award for Film(s) (selected by a media jury composed of international film journalists/critics), Media Choice Award for Filmmaker(s) (selected by a media jury composed of international film journalists/critics) and Audience Award for Film (voted by the audience).

3- Iranian Film Festival Australia (July – August.2021 – Australia).

  • Online Program

4- Wales International Film Festival (September.2021 – UK).

  • Special Jury Prize – Best Foreign Language Film Category.

5- Loudoun Arts Film Festival (September.2021 – USA).

  • Best Actor Award (Javad Ezati).
  • Best Supporting Actress Award (Tannaz Tabatabaei).
  • Best Narrative Feature Nominee.

6- Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco (September.2021 – USA).

7- Kazan International Muslim Film Festival (September.2021 – Russia).

  • Russia – Islamic World Program.

8- Chungbuk International Martial Arts Action Film Festival (October.2021 – South Korea).

  • International Competition.

9- Barcelona Asian Film Festival (October.2021 – Spain).

  • Official Section.
  • Best Script Award.

10- Slemani International Film Festival (December.2021 – Iraq).

  • Best Actor Award (Javad Ezati).
  • Best Director Nomination.
  • Best Script Nomination.
  • Best Actress Nomination.

11- Golden Jury International Film Festival (December.2021 – India).

  • Nomination at the Best First Time Director Award Category.

12- Chennai International Film Festival (December.2021 – India).

13- International Guwahati Film Festival (February.2022 – India).

14- Cinéma(s) d’Iran (June.2022 – France).

15- Film Series Off-Asian Film Festival Barcelona – AFFBCN: Iran, Portraits of a Society (July 2022 – Spain).

16- Nouvelles Images Persanes (France, November 2023).

  • Main Competition.


World Sales:

Sales: mohammad@irimageco.com

Festivals: kamyar@irimageco.com