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Deserted Station- Theatrical

Iran, 88 minutes, 35mm, Color, 2002, In Farsi with English Subtitles
Based on a concept the director and Abbas Kiarostami developed on a photography trip together, a man and a young woman (Leila Hatami of Leila) are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The photographer and the sole adult male inhabitant, a schoolteacher, leave to get help while the young woman, herself childless, bonds with the children whose parents are nowhere to be found.

“A masterpiece.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Uniformly excellent.” - Variety


Leila Hatami as The Wife
Nezam Manouchehri as The Husband
Mehran Rajabi as Feizollah
Mahmoud Pak Neeyat as The Signal Guard


Director Ali Reza Raisian
Dir. Photography Mahammad Aladpoush
Draft written by Abbas Kiarostami
Producer Hossein Zandof
Scriptwriter Kambozia Partovi
Editor Hossein Zandof
Production Designer Mohsen Shah Ebrahimi
Sound Parviz Abnar, Julien Klocke
Music Peymen Yazdanian

Ali Reza Raisian was born in 1955 in Tehran. Graduating in film direction from College of Television, Raisian made the short film, THIRD HYPOTHESIS as his graduation project and then began his professional career as screenwriter and assistant director. After directing a number of short films, he made his first feature film, REYHANEH in 1990. His second film, THE JOURNEY, which was based on a screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami, was shown in San Sebastian, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and London film festivals. He was producer of Rakhshan Bani Etemad's THE MAY LADY (1998) as well as a number of documentaries and short films by Jafar Panahi, Bahman Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Manouchehr Tayyab, etc. His latest film, THE DESERTED STATION, based on an idea by Abbas Kiarostami and a script by Kambozia Partovi, was produced with the support of French Ministry of Culture.
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