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The Liar Shephered (Choopaan-e Dorughgu)

choopan doroghoo   

People of the village, who have lost their shepherd in an accident, are looking for a shepherd in the neighboring village. Alimorad and his sister Robab take the duties of looking after the herd, though the villagers believe that he is too young and incapable for the job. In the meantime, when they ask him to take a mule to the forest and leave it at the mercy of the wolves, Alimorad is forced to tell a lie…

The Liar Shephered
The Title: Choopaan-e Dorughgu

Cast & Crew

Director & Producer: Siroos Hassanpour
Screenwriters: Naghmeh Samini, Mohammad Rezaee Rad
Director of Photography: Parviz Malekzadeh
Editor: Hossein Zandbaf
Sound: Reza Narimizadeh
Music: Saeed Ansari
Cast: Naqi Purreza, Mahyar Peiki, Maryam Hosseinpour, Mehrdad Fayyaz
Production: IRIB Channel 2

35mm, 82mins, 2006, Color



“The Liar Shepherd” is my second feature film, based on an old tale which is studied in primary schools. The two films I have directed so far brought me new experiences. Working with children, especially with a retarded boy in the brutal winter and snowy mountains was a brand new experience. Now, after all those troubles, I watch the film and am satisfied with the result.

Born in 1962, Siroos Hassanpour graduated from the Islamic Film-making Training Center and began his career as an actor in the short film "Uncle Mustache", directed by Bahram Beizaie. He has made few short films for children and "The Devoted Farmer" is his first feature film.

- FIRST GRADE 16mm, 1998 , Short film
- THE SATISFACTION LETTER 16mm, 1998, Short film
- THE MIGRATORY GOOSE 35mm, 1999, Short film
- THE DEVOTED FARMER 35mm, 2001, Feature film
- THE LIAR SHEPHERD 35mm, 2006, Feature film


- Int'l Film Festival For Children and Youth, Zlin, June 2006, Czech Republic
- Giffoni Film Festival (Competition), July 2006, Italy
- Mill Valley Film Festival, October 2006, USA
- Cinekid Film Festival (Competition), 22-29 October 2006, The Netherlands
- Oulu Int'l Children's Film Festival (Competition), 13-19 November 2006, Finland
- 2ndMadrid Children Film Festival (Competition), 13 – 20 November 2006, Spain
- 2nd London Children's Film Festival (Competition), 18- 26 November 2006, England
- BUFF Film Festival, 13-17 March 2007, Sweden
- Mexico Children Film Festival, 7-12 August 2007, Mexico
- Buenos Aires Children F.F., 6-17 Sep. 2007, Argentina
- PRIX DANUBE TV Festival for Chidren, 19-25 Sep. 2007, Slovak Rep.
- Chicago Int'l Children F.F., 18-28 Oct. 2007, USA

- Golden Elephant Children F.F., 14-20 Nov. 2007, Heyderabad, India


Additional Info

  • Genre: Family
  • Duration: 35mm, 82mins, 2006, Color
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