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Breath (2016)

Nafas (original title)
Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar, who is living with her father, Ghafour and Grandmother during the 70s.She is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with their dreams and fantasies.

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Narges Abyar

Writer:

Narges Abyar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gelare Abasi Gelare Abasi ... Bahar's Teacher
Mehran Ahmadi Mehran Ahmadi ... Ghafour
Jamshid Hashempur ... Babri Khan
Shabnam Moghadami Shabnam Moghadami
Sareh Nour Mousavi Sareh Nour Mousavi ... Bahar
Pantea Panahiha Pantea Panahiha ... Bahar's Grandmother
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Breath is about an Iranian family who live in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar, who is living with her father, Ghafour (Mehran Ahmadi) and Grandmother (Pantea Panahiha) during the 70s. Bahar is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with their dreams and fantasies. Written by Amirhosein khanpour

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Drama | Family | Fantasy | War

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

9 November 2016 (Iran) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Yazd, Iran See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The 11 years old Sareh Nour Mousavi's film debut. She met the director Narges Abyar accidentally on a trip and she chose her for the leading roll of her movie. See more »

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Must see. Great pro-life, anti-war movie
2 December 2017 | by sanamerSee all my reviews

I have read a lot of criticism about this movie. Some seem to believe it is part of the Iran's governmental propaganda. I do not find it a fair view. I wish we all could forget about "who said" and focus on "what was said". In this sense, regardless of who has funded the movie, you might like Nafas, because it truly reflects the effect of revolution and war on the life and dreams of a very ordinary, but creative, imaginative, and smart kid. If you liked movies such as "Amelie", "The legend of 1900", and "In this corner of the world", you might find some of the finest elements of these movies in Nafas (the Breath). In none of those three movies one could find a rigid core for the story. They were simply reports. Reports about lives and dreams of common people through their day to day lives and thoughts. And I find them quite successful movies, not only because of the awards they won, but more because of the fantastic feeling, and view they gave me. To me, this movie, Nafas, is an anti war movie. A movie which shows how big political shifts can ruin the dreams of a generation. A totally lovable, talented generation. I can watch Nafas over and over (like the other three movies). I also have to congratulate the cast of the movie, for their brilliant plays. Well done!


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