Tell me of the Seas

poster ba man az darya begooDirector, Writer: Reza Allamehzadeh
Year of production: 2014
Language: Farsi/English
Documentary/Drama (70min)
Synopsis:
A tale of two mothers and daughters, one imaginary (Roya and Darya), the other real (Azar and Nina) sharing a cell in prison. Roya is a young sketch artist who was arrested on the day her exhibit was to open in Tehran. And Azar is a young mother incarcerated with her young daughter Nina in Evin prison. The stuff of the film’s narrative is a combination of reality and imagination; it uses Roya’s designs (of infant Nina’s first steps in prison to her own appearance before the Death Committee) to describe the shocking story of political prisoners killed by Khomeini’s Fatwa in 1988, and buried in unmarked mass graves in Khavaran. Does Darya, the imaginary daughter of Roya, get the chance to fulfill her mother’s wishes by finding Nina and retrieving the lost sketches of her own childhood in prison?

Websites:
http://www.tellmeoftheseasmovie.com/
http://asre-nou.net/php/view.php?objnr=30774
Trailer Farsi: http://vimeo.com/88280313
Trailer English: http://vimeo.com/87533426