"Haunting debut feature…mesmerising performance by Shahab Hosseini..
Tabrizian embraces the feature format with confidence,
conviction and clarity of vision..
we can expect great things from her in the future" ★★★★

“Shahab Hosseini delivers a nuanced performance…
in Mitra Tabrizian’s sharp drama” ★★★★

“Shahab Hosseini’s absolutely mesmerising performance…
distinctive and memorable”

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A film by Mitra Tabrizian

Starring Shahab Hosseini

(Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor, Cannes 2016, for lead role
in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winning
The Salesman).

Written by Mitra Tabrizian & Cyrus Massoudi

Produced by Zadoc Nava

Platinum Jury Award for Best First Feature

Worldfest International Film Festival, Houston 2017

Haunted by his past and with an uncertain future, Gholam gets involved in the conflict of a total stranger and sees it through to the very end.

INTRO
Gholam is the debut feature from award-winning Iranian artist and filmmaker Mitra Tabrizian, in collaboration with Cyrus Massoudi.

The film brings together two of the most prominent Iranian actors from before and after the 1979 revolution, Behrouz Behnejad and Shahab Hosseini, the recipient of the grand jury prize for Best Actor at Cannes, 2016 for his lead role in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winning
The Salesman.

Gholam is the story of one man’s search for a sense of purpose in the alien environment – a man with no expectations who has been through a revolution, a war and a change of landscape.

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SYNOPSIS
Set in London in 2011,
Gholam is the story of an enigmatic Iranian cab driver, who works at night and doesn’t like to talk about his past.

He has two jobs, yet seems not to be interested in the money. He eats at his uncle’s café every day, yet is fully aware of being betrayed by him. He agrees to the arrangement his mother makes for his return home, yet has no intention of going back. We learn that he was once a war hero, and yet disappeared from the battlefield without a trace.

A man with no past, no future, no convictions, he still gets involved in the conflict of a total stranger and carries it through to the very end.

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"Haunting debut feature…mesmerising performance by Shahab Hosseini..
Tabrizian embraces the feature format with confidence,
conviction and clarity of vision..
we can expect great things from her in the future" ★★★★

“Shahab Hosseini delivers a nuanced performance…in Mitra Tabrizian’s sharp drama” ★★★★

"Shahab Hosseini's absolutely mesmerising performance…
distinctive and memorable "

“Striking debut feature” ★★★★

“Entrancing, absorbing and beautifully made” ★★★★

“Acutely perceptive.. contemplative.. and atmospheric.” ★★★★★

My Image

A film by Mitra Tabrizian

Starring Shahab Hosseini

(Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor, Cannes 2016, for performance in
Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winning
The Salesman)

Written by Mitra Tabrizian & Cyrus Massoudi
Produced by Zadoc Nava

© 2017 95 mins

Platinum Jury Award for Best First Feature

Worldfest International Film Festival, Houston 2017

INTRO
Gholam is the debut feature from award-winning Iranian artist and filmmaker Mitra Tabrizian, in collaboration with Cyrus Massoudi.

The film brings together two of the most prominent Iranian actors from before and after the 1979 revolution, Behrouz Behnejad and Shahab Hosseini.

Inspired by a real character, an enigmatic Iranian exile featured in Mitra’s 2006 award winning photographic series
Border, on Iranians in exile, Gholam is the story of one man’s search for a sense of purpose in the alien environment – a man with no expectations who has been through a revolution, a war and a change of landscape.

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SYNOPSIS
Set in London in 2011,
Gholam is the story of an enigmatic Iranian cab driver, who works at night and doesn’t like to talk about his past.

He has two jobs, yet seems not to be interested in the money. He eats at his uncle’s café every day, yet is fully aware of being betrayed by him. He agrees to the arrangement his mother makes for his return home, yet has no intention of going back. We learn that he was once a war hero, and yet disappeared from the battlefield without a trace.

A man with no past, no future, no convictions, he still gets involved in the conflict of a total stranger and carries it through to the very end.

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