Original name: (Kamiyoon/کامیون)

Drama, Iran, 2018, 99min

Director & Writer & Producer: Kambuzia Partovi

Cast: Saeed Aghakhani, Niki Karimi, Troska Jola, Ramin Rastad

Synopsis:

A Yazidi woman and her two children manage to escape from ISIS massacre. Helped by a truck driver, they go to Tehran looking for her husband who is apparently in Iran looking for a job…

Director’s Profile:

Kambuzia Partovi was born on February 8, 1956 in Rasht, Iran. He was a writer and director, known for Closed Curtain (2013), Café Transit (2005) & Golnar (1989). He died on November 24, 2020 in Tehran due to complications from Covid-19.

His 2007 film Café Transit, which received the special mention at Mar del Plata film festival, was selected by Iran as its candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

He wrote screenplays for other directors, most notably Jafar Panahi’s the Circle. In 2013 he acted in and co-directed Closed Curtain with Panahi (Winner of Best Script at 2013 Berlinale). Partovi trained and supported many Iranian artists and filmmakers, most notably Bahman Ghobadi.

Festivals & Awards:

*Winner: Best Screenplay at Film Fajr Festival (2018)

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

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