No Date, No Signature
Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza
A riveting drama about a pathologist who finds himself in an ethical dilemma of choosing between accountability and selfish inaction.
Dr. Kaveh Nariman knocks into a motorcycle with a family on board while driving home from work one evening. All are unscathed, except for the motorcyclist Moosa’s eight year-old son, who suffers bruises. Nariman evades Moosa’s request to call the police by insisting he is a doctor, and pays Moosa a compensation for his motorcycle and the fees for the family’s supposed trip to the clinic. The next morning, Nariman discovers the body of Moosa’s son at the hospital.
No Date, No Signature centres on the conflict between the privileged and the poor in modern Iran, as seen through the helplessness and loss experienced by its characters. The brilliant cast, namely Amir Agha’ee and Navid Mohammadzadeh playing the two leads, deliver powerful and compelling performances set against the stark and dreary visual landscape of the film.
Cast & Credits
Vahid Jalilvand is an award-winning Iranian director and writer best known for Wednesday, May 9 (2015). The film has won several awards including Best Film at the 2015 Reykjavik International Film Festival. His latest film, No Date, No Signature (2017), won Jalilvand and actor Navid Mohammadzadeh the Best Director and Best Actor Awards respectively at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.
Ali Jalilvand, Ehsan Alikhani
Ali Zarnegar, Vahid Jalilvand
Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Agha’ee, Hediyeh Tehrani
• Venice Horizons Award Best Director and Best Supporting Actor, Venice Film Festivla 2017
• Crystal Simorgh Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Sound Mix, Fajr Film Festival 2017
• In-competition, Hamburg Film Festival 2017