Streaming April 28-May 1st, 2023
Iran I 86 mins I Drama I 2022 I Persian (Farsi)
w/ English subtitles
World Premiere Selection: Berlinale 2022
Official Selection: Zurich, Istanbul, Stockholm, Edinburgh, & Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Fereshteh is studying and working at a printers’ shop in Tehran. She wants to go to the US but is having trouble finding the time for a language course. This is because she also has a two-month-old baby that her parents know nothing about. When they announce at short notice that they are coming to visit, Fereshteh has to hide illegitimate child and everything that would give away her existence.
What at first seems resolvable with a phone call to a few friends soon develops into a difficult undertaking. Fereshteh’s quick-witted friend Atefeh offers her support, but their ensuing odyssey through the city only reveals to the pair how limited their options are. In a society that does not grant everyone the same rights, young women have to weigh up carefully who their allies are.
About the Artist
Ali Asgari was born in Tehran, Iran. He studied cinema in Italy and began his career as an assistant director. After creating several acclaimed short films, he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2013.
Early in his career his short films, MORE THAN TWO HOURS and THE SILENCE, were both selections at Cannes and nominated for a Palme d’Or. His work has premiered and competed at 600+ world festivals, including leading festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Palm Springs, Melbourne, Durban, Stockholm, Montreal, Sao Paulo, BFI London, Leeds, & Festival Tous Courts. His films have won more than 100 international awards.
UNTIL TOMORROW is Asgari's second feature film and premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale '22).
Writer/Director: Ali Asgari
Screenwriter: Alireza Khatami
Producer(s): Ali Asgari
Cinematographer: Rouzbeh Raiga
Film Editor: Ehsan Vaseghi
Featured Cast: Sadaf Asgari
Music by: Ali Birang
Hair & Make-up: Amir Torabi