IRIB Media Trade - Noora (Noora)

Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:40

Noora (Noora)


Noora, the small girl in a family of forest-dwellers, becomes paralyzed from waist down in an accident. Her family decides to take her to the nearby city for medical treatment, but they have difficulty to prepare the required money. Noora’s brother, Niaz, who feels responsible for the accident, makes up his mind to restore his sister’s health and undertakes a strange and unbelievable venture.

The Title: Noora

Cast & Crew

Writer & Director: Mahmood Shoulizadeh
Director of photography: Farzad Judat
Editor: Jila Epakchi
Music: Majid Entezami
Cast: Farhad Ayish, Maedeh Tahmasbi
Producer: Javad Zahiri
Production: IRIB Channel 1

35mm, 84mins, 2002, Color



NOORA is simple and without any mysterious complexities. The story, characters and their relationships are all simple. It starts with a childish play of a brother and a sister and then continues to depict huge developments in their lives. Through passing too many difficult barriers, these lovely children reach the peak of perfection. Niaz, the ten-year old child experiences the pain of being kind. He grows like a grain and blossom. I tried my best to utilize the visual and technical elements that are suitable for the contents of the story. Using the minimum dialogue and transferring the sense and condition by image, utilizing the nature for transferring the concepts, producing a natural, real and live environment are parts of my goals in making this film in order to create a real belief for the viewers.


Born in 1959 in Abadan, Mahmood Shoulizadeh is one of the film directors of the Iranian TV channel (I.R.I.B). He’s got a BA in Film Production (Film Directing) and an MA in Cultural Affairs Management. He has been working in I.R.I.B for 18 years, and his major activities are production of documentaries, short films and features. Noora is his debut feature.


Arizona Film Festival 2003, USA
Taormina Film Festival 2003, Italy (Winner of Audience Award)
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2003, Czech Republic
Auburn Film Festival 2003, Australia
Flanders Film Festival 2003, Belgium
Cairo Film Festival 2003, Egypt
Cork Film Festival 2003, Ireland
Int’l Children and Young Film Festival 2003, Argentina
Golden Elephant Film Festival, Nov 14-20, 2003, India
Oulu Film Festival, Nov 17-23, 2003, Finland
Foyle Film Festival, Nov 21-30, 2003, Ireland
Olympia Film Festival, Dec 6-13, 2003, Greece
Int’l Cinema & History Meeting Film Festival (TURSAK), Dec 12-19 2003, Turkey
FIFEJ Int’l Children Film Festival, Dec 24-30, 2003, Tunisia
17th Stuttgarter Film Winter, January 15-18, 2004, Germany
East Lansing Film Festival, March 17-21, 2004, USA
Zlin Film Festival, 30 May – 5 June 2004, Czech Republic (Panorama Section)


Additional Info

  • Duration: 35mm, 84mins, 2002, Color
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