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Zohreh is stalked on the way home. She finds this out in the middle of the way and runs away. This leads to her death in a car accident. Her husband, Parviz, has the head jailer's green light to go on bail for 72 hours to bury and say farewell to Zohreh. hOwever he has other concerns.....

  • Morteza Ali ABBAS MIRZAEI
  • Morteza Ali ABBAS MIRZAEI
  • Peiman JAFARI
  • Amir Ali DANAEI
    Key Cast
  • Nader FALLAH
    Key Cast
  • Ali OSTADI
    Key Cast
  • Siamak SAFARI
    Key Cast
  • Homayoun ERSHADI
    Key Cast
  • Shaghayegh FARAHANI
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Fajr Film Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Best Suporting Actor (Nominated)
  • Camerimage Film Festival

  • Kids First! Film Festival
    United States
  • Salento International Film Festival

Distribution Information
    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Morteza Ali ABBAS MIRZAEI

Morteza Ali Abbas Mirzaei was born in 1982. He has B.A degree of Cinema-Directing and received the certificate of Cinema-Directing from Iranian Youth Cinema Society. He has been director of several short fiction films and documentaries. He has also been scriptwriter, actor, editor, producer of several works. He has run some masterclasses and has taught directing in Iranian Youth Cinema Society. Abbas Mirzaei was jury member of House of Cinema (Festival of Festival), Member of Selction Committee and Jury Member of House of Cinema, Director of Resistance Documentary Film Week, Director of Student Film and Photography Festival, Head of public relation at Yad-e Mandegar Magazine/ Revayat-e Nazdik Magazine. He has received several awards from Fajr International Film Festival, Green Film Festival, etc.

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Director Statement

ISOLATION is my debut feature film. the conditions are well prepared that help the audience to reach an identification and become thirsty to save the leading actor and his children from such crisis. Once the audience puts himself in the place of the leading character, it’s the time that the relives emerge out.

ISOLATION is a social movie and narrates a specific story. Clearly, ISOLATION is a scroll about the peoples’ judgments. The movie begins with the death of Zohreh, based on which the basic core and principle of the film is set up to the extent that the exclusion of this sequence would make it meaningless, so there would be no story, since the entire events are interconnected as a chain.
The movie seems to be an obscure and sorrowful, however, its deep layers either makes the audience to feel sorry and regretful and experience hopefulness and happiness. Therefore, they may smile in the darkness of the theater hall.
What has always been a concern to me is the depiction of judgment. When l was writing the script and directing the movie, I committed myself that “ISOLATION may stimulate the emotions of the audience without getting trapped in the sentimentalism, so it is supposed to be a social work by the end.”
Every single sequence of the films is about judgment. The characters keep judging each other. So does the audience. Of course, it is the landscape of all human beings, the daily and momentary judgments.
There is a third person and God view point narration. The audience would be wherever the camera is set. I’ve tried not to turn the camera side to side unintentionally, not to cry out a slogan, and keep being as an unbiased witness in order not to judge anyone. I try my best not to look for the common clichés purifying the suspected woman, however, I take the use of mutual actions between the characters in order to develop the story. There are a lot of characters and locations in ISOLATION, so that each atmosphere with its individual potentiality would represent a part of our today and future society.
I intended to make a heroic movie, full of suspension that make the audience involved from the very beginning up to the final part, even up to the end of title sequence. Isolation is a feminine movie that helps to understand a woman and a mother in society. All the characters claim their generosity, however, it is Zohre who lives manly and we all regret her absence up to the end of movie. I believe that women are more vulnerable and impressive in society, but we have forgotten it or we intend to forget it. I still suffer from her look before the accident, the look that tells us: you are the murderer with your judgments. There has always been single abandoned and neglected women in the society, it may also turn to a major crisis. the woman like Zohre, like our mothers are the creator of our future and the validity of the human beings.