A Tale of Shemroon

Chevalier Noir

Director: Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi
Country: Iran, France, Germany, Italy

German Premiere
2022 | 102 min. | Persian, French
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Iman Sayad Borhani, Payar Allahyari, Masoumeh Beygi, Behzad Dorani, Nima Nouri Zadeh Screenplay_ Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi Camera_ Amin Jafari Producer_ Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann, Nicolas Eschbach, Maud Leclair-Nevé, Jean-Raymond Garcia, Benjamin Delaux, Ali Mosaffa, Angelo Barbagallo, Margaux Juvénal Rights_ 2 Pilots Filmproduction GmbH

A breath of fresh air for Iranian cinema: Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi’s debut feature transforms from a portrait of Tehran’s young generation into an intense drama about two brothers who share an intimate bond.

The ways that Iman and his younger brother Payar deal with the sudden death of their mother could hardly be more different. While Payar pursues a boxing career and looks after their ailing father at home, the irascible Iman loses himself in the world of excess and drugs inhabited by his wealthy friends. ›A Tale of Shemroon‹ addresses a subject rarely seen in Iranian cinema: the young, nouveau-riche generation in northern Tehran who can afford themselves more freedom from the constraints of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The director Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi cranks up the tension with great virtuosity and finesse. Little by little, a noose of addictions, intoxicants, family conflicts, and long-pent-up aggression tightens around Iman’s neck.


Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi, geboren 1979 in Teheran, ist Regisseur und Drehbuchautor. Er lebt und arbeitet im Iran und in Frankreich, wo er 2011 ein Kunststudium (Le Fresnoy) abschloss. Nach mehreren Kurzfilmen, die auf internationalen Festivals gezeigt wurden, ist ›A Tale of Shemroon‹ sein erster Langfilm.


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