Private Project

The Turtle

  • Fatemeh Fereydoun
  • Fatemeh Fereydoun
  • Fatemeh Fereydoun
  • Pooyan Sedghi
  • Nahal Dashti
    Key Cast
  • Hamid Pourazari
    Key Cast
  • Navid Layeghi Moghadam
    Key Cast
  • Pavan Afsar
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Shooting Format:
    35 mm
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Director Biography - Fatemeh Fereydoun

Fatemeh Fereydoun, born in February 1992, started her artistic career in 2008 by studying theater at Soreh High School. She then continued her studies in theater at the University of Tehran (ranked 329th globally) and obtained a master's degree in directing, ranking 7th in the entrance exam. She entered the profession of theater and later cinema. She has directed seven theater productions (including "Satin’s Island," "The Last Play,” ”Night Mother” etc.) and three films (“The Turtle," “Camion,” and "Keyras") in her directorial career. She taught at the best private theater institute in Iran for four years and then continued teaching in theater and cinema. Additionally, she designs and produce art residencies such as the director's toolbox and actor's backpack.

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Director Statement

"The turtle" is a 15-minute short film that explores the theme of migration within the framework of a love story. It is created with all professional Iranian cinema crew members both behind and in front of the camera. The film is produced under the label "Fate Art" and has recently commenced its worldwide distribution.