Gilaneh | Sydney Premiere


The New Year's Eve and the Iran-Iraq war, Tehran is being repeatedly attacked with missiles. Gilaneh, a lonely middle-aged villager has to send her son to the war. She must also accompany her daughter to Tehran in search of her son-in-law, who has illegally left the service…
15 years later: again the New Year's Eve, and Gilaneh – fatigued with life – is taking care of her chemically-wounded son and is also far away from her daughter. Incapable of looking after her son, Gilaneh is waiting for a woman from the South who has lost her husband in the war and made a promise to get married to Gilaneh's son…
This film depicts people whose love and destiny have been violated and changed by war.



Tribeca Int'l Film Festival
Moscow Int'l Film Festival
Osian's Cinefan Int'l Film Festival
Toronto Int’l Film Festival
Fukuoka Int'l Film Festival
Flanders Int'l Film Festival
Pusan Int'l Film Festival
Montreal New Cinema Int'l Film Festival
India Int'l Film Festival
Festival de Vesoul, Winner of the Jury NETPAC Award.
Fribourg Int’l Film Festival
Women with Vision Festival
Festival Int’l de Cine Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Nat Film Festival
Women Film Festival in Seoul
Festival Int’l dei Circoli del Cinema
Yerevan Int’l Film Festival
Brisbane Intl Film Festival
Aichi Film Festival
Festival du Film Amazigh
Centrro Espressioni Cinematografiche
Shanghai Int’l Film Festival

Buy Tickets
Price: Adult $18 | Concession $16
Screening At: Dendy Newtown
Date and Time: 4:00 PM | August 31, 2013
Original Title: گیلانه
Country: Iran
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
Year: 2005
Runtime: 84 min

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Mohsen Abdolvahab
Producer: Saeid Saadi

Fatemeh Motamed Arya, Bahram Radan, Baran Kosari, Jaleh Sameti, Shahrokh Frootanian, Majid Bahrami

Director - Mohsen Abdulvahab

Mohsen Abdolvahab was born in 1957 in Tehran. Abdolvahab is a graduate in Editing from the IRIB University. He began his cinematic career in 1980, editing over 30 documentary and feature films and producing 23 short documentaries and award-winning feature film documentaries. Previous film collabo…Read More

Other films you might like