Films 2014


by Nima Javidi / Iran 2014 / 93' / Opening Film – Special Event Out of Competition

Cast and credits

Original title / Melbourne

Director / Nima Javidi

Screenplay / Nima Javidi

Cinematography / Hooman Behmanesh

Editing / Sepideh Abdolvahab

Music / Hamed Sabet

Sound / Iraj Shahzadi

Art direction / Keyvan Moghadam

Costumes / Keyvan Moghadam

Cast / Payman Maadi (Amir), Negar Javaherian (Sara), Mani Haghighi (Mr Mosayebi), Shirin Yazdanbakhsh (Amir’s mother), Elham Korda (nanny), Roshanak Gerami (Nazi), Mehrnoosh Shahhosseini (Shifa), Alireza Ostadi (dealer)

Production / Javad Norouzbeigi (Qabe Aseman Art Institute)

Internatonal distribution / Iranian Independents

Format / DCP, color

Runtime / 93 min.


Amir and Sara are a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.

Nima Javidi 

Nima Javidi was born in 1980. He graduated in mechanical engineer and has directed six short films – Marathon Paralyzed Champion (1999), A Call for O (2001), The Poor Earth (2004), Changeable Weather (2007), Crack (2009), Catnap (2010); two documentaries – Person (2007), An Ending to an Ancient Profession (2007); and more than thirty commercials. Melbourne is his first feature film.