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Hayat (Zendegy)


Hayat is a 12 year-old girl who lives with her family in a beautiful village in Iran. For the past month, she has been preparing hard for an exam, scheduled to take place in the school of the village. The night before the exam, her father falls hardly ill and is taken to the hospital. Hayat is forced to look after her infant sister on the most important day of her life. Good Samaritans try to help Hayat take the exam at school, but to no avail. After all, Hayat is not the kind of girl who quickly gives up…

The Title: Zendegy

Cast and Crew

Director: Gholam-Reza Ramezani
Screenwriter: Mojtaba Khoshk-Daman (based on a plan by Gh. Ramezani)
Director of Photography: Saed Nikzat
Editor: Saeed Shahsavari
Music: Hamid-Reza Sadri
Sound: Hossein Bashash
Cast: Ghazale Parsafar, Mehrdad Hassani, M. S. Babakhanloo
Producer: Mohammad-Bagher Ashtiani
Production: IRIB Channel 1

35mm, 80mins, 2005, Color



Born in 1960 in Arak, Gholam-Reza Ramezani began his professional career in 1983 as an assistant director and scriptwriter. He was the Assistant Director in Amir Naderi’s “The Runner”. Till 1992, he has made a number of short films. His second feature film, “The Cart”, won numerous prizes in international festivals.

HAYAT 2005


55th Berlin Film Festival (Kinderfilmfest), 10 – 20 February 2005
Jeonju Int’l Film Festival, 28 April – 6 May 2005, South Korea
45th Zlin Film Festival, 29 May - 4 June 2005, Czech Republic (Winner of the Special Prize of city of Zlin)
Divercine, Int’l Film Fest For Children & Youth, 4 – 15 July 2005, Uruguay (Winner of UNICEF Award, CIFEJ Award, SIGNIS Award, Children Audience Award)
Int’l Yerevan Film Festival (Golden Apricot), 12 - 17 July 2005, Armenia
Brisbane Int’l Film Festival, 27 July – 8 August 2005, Australia
Goyang Int’l Children Film Festival, 18 – 25 Ausgust 2005, South Korea
Cinekid, Children Film Fest Amsterdam, 23 – 30 Oct. 2005, The Netherland (Winner of the Special Jury Award)
Buenos Aires Children Film Festival, 27 Oct. – Nov. 2, 2005, Argentina (Winner of the Jury Special Mention)
Chicago Children FF. Oct 27-Nov 6, 2005, USA
Cine-Jeune de l’Aisne Nov. 3-10, 2005, France
London Children Film Festival, Nov. 10-20, 2005, England
Madrid Children Film Festival, Nov. 10-20, 2005, Spain (Winner of the Int'l Jury Award as the Best Film)
Oulu Children Film Festival, Nov. 10-20, 2005, Finland
Golden Elephant Children Film Festival, Nov. 14-20, 2005, India

(Winner of the Children's Jury Award for the Most Popular Film)

"Listapad" Minsk Int'l Film Festival. Nov. 18-25, 2005, Belarus

(Winner of the Best Director Award)
(Winner of the best Actress Award for Ghazaleh Parsafar)

36th Int'l Film Festival of India, Nov.24-Dec4, 2005, India
Stutgart Int’l Film Festival, Dec 3-11 2005, Germany
Cine Junior Film Festival, Jan 18-31 2006, France
Viaggio Film Festival, March 6-12 2006, Italy
Cultural Asssosiation "Gli anni in tasca" Blogna, March 2006, Italy
FIFEJ, Festival de Sousse March 19-26 2006, Tunisia
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, May 2006, USA
Mexico Int'l Children Film Festival, 8-13 August 2006, Mexico
Espoocine, 22 – 27 August 2006, Finland
Discovery-Scotland's Children Film Festival, Sep. 23 – Oct. 1st 2006, Scotland
The China Golden Rooster Film Festival, Oct 24-28 2006, China
Isatanbul Int'l Children Film Festival, Nov 14-30 2006, Turkey
(Winner of the Young Jury Prize as the Best Film)


Additional Info

  • Duration: 35mm, 80mins, 2005, Color
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