Imagine

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Title

Imagine

Director

Ali BEHRAD

Producer

REZA BAHRAMIRAD

Nationality

Iran

Year

2022

Duration

78

Language

Farsi

Format

4K

Ratio

1:85

Original Title

TASAVOR

Synopsis

Synopsis

Night in Tehran. A daydreaming cab driver falls in love with a woman he can’t have, leading to a series of encounters, filled with mystery and fantasy.

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Trailer

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Press

A memorable ride...an atmospheric meditation on love and longing

The electricity of chance encounters and the hopelessly swooning spirit of night-time adventures…Imagine encourages the viewer to embrace the story’s air of mystery…to create one’s own meaning out of the narrative… What’s especially appealing about this mood piece is the opportunity to fill in the blanks yourselves

Screen Daily

A new wave of Iranian cinema is set to burst out of Cannes... powerful, fresh films.

Variety

The witty seesawing between driver and passenger is the biggest triumph of Ali Behrad’s ‘Tasavor (Imagine’)… The script cleverly intertwines moments of giggle-inducing comedy and heart-rending vulnerability, and in this balance, Leila Hatami — from “A Separation” fame — particularly excels.

The Playlist

A ‘coup de coeur’... Tasty, subtle and humorous dialogue tickles the viewer throughout

Ouest-France

Iranian cinema once again proves its inventiveness and poetry…

Le Bonbon

Graceful and delicate

Accréds

A romantic, “pop” and contemporary road movie, full of mystery and fantasy: two characters, love at first sight, a driver and his passenger, the amazing Leila Hatami, discovered in A Separation...

Les Visiteurs du Soir

A siren song of travel and daydreams woven together by Leila Hatami’s incandescent beauty and Mehrdad Sedighian’s charm

Gala Croisette

Ali Behrad’s many audacious shots link together to energize the confined space of the taxi. The impeccably mixed sound, including the ambient sound, immerses us beautifully in nighttime Tehran, and the poetry as well as the humor of the dialogue attach us to the two main characters, both excellent

CST, Gilles Gueillet

Festivals
& Awards

CANNES 2022 - Semaine de la Critique

Cast & Crew

Leila HATAMI
Mehrdad SEDEGHIAN
SCREENPLAY AND DIRECTOR ALI BEHARD
Producer JAVAD NORUZBEGI
Executive Producer REZA BAHRAMIRAD
Director of Photography Alireza BARAZANDE
EDIT EMAD KHODABAKHSH
MIX ALIREZA ALAVIAN
SOUND SAEED ZAND
MUSIC ALIREZA AFKARI
COSTUME DESIGN SONIA HOSEINIAN
MAKE UP AZIM FARAYEN