Written and Directed by:Asghar Farhadi
Producer: Iraj Taghipoor
Production Company: Neshane Ltd.
Director of photography: Hassan Karimi
Editor: Saeed Shahsavari
Music: Hamid Reza Sadri
Set-Designer: Asghar Farhadi
Sound Engineer: Hassan Zahedi
Sound Mix: Masood Behnam
Make-up: Mehrdad Mir-Kiani
Cast: Faramarz Gharibian, Yousef Khodaparast,
           Baran Kossari, Jalal Sarhad Seraj.

35mm, Color, 95 Minutes, 2003


Under pressure from His relatives, Nazar an Azarbaijani young man who lives in the immigrants district, divorces his wife Reyhane, and all he can do for his divorced wife is to arrange for payment of her marriage dowry on installments. Nazar encounters great difficulties in raising money for the monthly installments.

Biography of Director

Born in 1972, Asghar Farhadi is a graduate of Theatre from Tehran University (BA) and Tarbiat Modarres (MA).
In Isfahan branch of Iranian Young Cinema Society, Farhadi made some 8mm and 16mm films. Consequently, he wrote plays and screenplays for IRIB. He has also directed some TV series including A TALE OF A CITY and co-wrote the script of Ebrahim Hatamikia’s LOW HEIGHTS.
DANCING IN THE DUST is Farhadi’s first feature film.

Director’s View

I have done my best to depict a simple tale honestly: a tale of deserted, forgotten people.

Feature Films of Director

2003 - Dancing in the dust

Festivals and Awards

- 2003/ Iran/ Fajr International Film Festival (Competition & International Competition) Best Film (International Jury)

- 2003/ Russia/ Moscow International Film Festival (Competition)
  Best Actor (Faramarz Gharibian)
  Special Prize of Russian Film Critics (Asghar Farhadi)

- 2003/ Iran/ Iranian Cinema Ceremony
  Best actor (Faramarz Gharibian)
  Best Script (Asghar Farhadi)
  Best Sound Recordist (Hassan Zahedi)
  Best Film (Iraj Taghipoor)

- 2003/ S. Korea/ Poosan International Film Festival (Competition)

- 2003/ USA/ AFI Cultural Center special screenings

- 2003/ USA/ Gene Siskel Film Center special screenings

- 2003/ USA/ Boston College special screenings

- 2003/ India/ Hyderabad Film Festival (Competition)

- 2003/ Iran/ Roshd Educational Film Festival (Competition)

- 2003/ Iran/ Asia - Pacific Film Festival (Competition)
  Best script (Asghar Farhadi)
  Best Director (Asghar Farhadi)
  Best Actor (Faramarz Gharibian)

- 2003/ USA/ Washington DC Film Society screenings

- 2004/ Slovakia/ FabioFest Film Festival

- 2004/ France/ Annonay Festival Int'l du Premier Film (competition)
  Special Jury Prize (Asghar FarHadi)

- 2004/ USA/ UCLA Persian Film Festival

- 2004/ USA/ Cantor Film Center

- 2004/ USA/ 16beavar Film Screenings