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No Date, No Signature

A film by Vahid Jalilvand

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In No Date, No Signature, acclaimed director Vahid Jalilvand, winner of Best Director prize at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, takes on a gripping psychological drama of morality and class dynamics in contemporary Iran. Forensic pathologist Dr. Nariman’s car accidentally injures a motorcyclist’s 8-year-old son. He offers to take the child to a clinic, but the father refuses his help and his money. A few days later, in the hospital where he works, Dr. Nariman learns that the boy has died under suspicious circumstances. His existential dilemma: is he responsible for the death, or did the child die of another cause, as the autopsy suggests? It’s a study in ethical nuance, filtered through class consciousness. Jalilvand coaxes brilliantly understated performances from a superb cast for this compelling, considered meditation on guilt and grief.

“Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted! The film is a visual pleasure.” Hollywood Reporter

“A handsomely made, exceptionally well-played drama.” Variety
 
“Every aspect of the execution on display here posits Jalilvand as among Iran’s most assured directors to have emerged in this decade.” RogerEbert.com
 
“A taut, neorealist tale of guilt and morality in the tradition of groundbreaking Iranian filmmakers Asghar Farhadi and the late Abbas Kiarostami.” —The Boston Globe
 
“Everyone’s convincing yet understated performances create a compelling narrative that explores the ethics of several people from multiple angles.” —Digital Journal

Venice Int’l Film Festival 2017 – Orizzonti Winner for Best Director and Best Actor
Vancouver Int’l Film Festival 2017
Filmfest Hamburg 2017
Busan Int’l Film Festival 2017
Chicago Int’l Film Festival 2017 - New Directors Competition - Winner of Gold Hugo
Sao Paulo Int’l Film Festival 2017
Thessaloniki Int’l Film Festival 2017 - Winner of Silver Alexander and FIPRESCI Award
Stockholm Int’l Film Festival 2017 - Winner of Best Screenplay
Ljubljana Int’l Film Festival 2017
Bratislava Int’l Film Festival 2017 - Winner of the Best Film by FIPRESCI Jury and Best Actor
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017
Sheed Film Festival 2017
CineIran Film Festival 2017
Singapore Int’l Film Festival 2017
Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) 2017 - Winner of Special Mention
International Film Festival of India, GOA 2017
The Festival on Wheels 2017
Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) 2017
Dubai International Film Festival 2017
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018
Istanbul International Film Festival 2018

104 minutes / Color
Farsi / English subtitles
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2017

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Subject areas:
Distrib Films Collection, Iran, Ethics

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