V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

CARTE GHERMEZ

V' 07

CARTE GHERMEZ

RED CARD, THE

Mahnaz Afzali
Iran, 2006
Documentaries, 74min, OmeU

CARTE GHERMEZ

Mahnaz Afzali
Iran, 2006
Documentaries, 74min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Mahnaz Afzali
Sound: 
Keivan Jahanshahi
Camera: 
Mohammadreza Derakhshan
Khadijeh Jahed
Mahnaz Afzali
Editor: 
Bahman Kiarostami
Composer: 
Iman Vaziri

Production: 
Hassan Pourshirazi 2, 3rd Sarvestan Pasdaran St., Shariati Ave. Teheran 16619, Iran T 21 22863260 61 sheherazad@smediaint.com
World Sales: 
Sheherazad Media International (SMI) 2, 3rd Sarvestan Pasdaran St., Shariati Ave. Teheran 16619, Iran T 21 22863260 61 sheherazad@smediaint.com
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color

In 2002, an Iranian woman named Shahla Jahed was accused of murdering the wife of her famous lover, the soccer player Nasser Mohammed Khani. The story of this adulterous affair, the news about the murder and the subsequent trial created an enormous media event in Iran. The newspapers couldn't get enough of it, and TV talkshows were devoted to the «syndrome» of this woman, who had fallen in love with a celebrity. In the film, we see flashes from the numerous articles and TV shows, as well as home movies in which Nasser's mistress films him. There is also a segment in which Nasser visits the house where his wife was murdered. But the most important element in the film is the trial: As a woman, Shahla officially has very little say in the Iranian legal system, but the way, in which she handles her own defence, would make you presume otherwise. She categorically denies any involvement in the murder, maintaining that she was forced into a confession. She contradicts the judge, and while constantly rearranging her chador, she even seems to be flirting with him.

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