Snow on Pines (Barf roo-ye kajha) - 2012

Roya, a piano teacher (Mahnaz Afshar), realizes that her marriage to Ali is in a deadlock when she discovers some of her husband’s secrets. In the meantime she meets a young musician (played by indie actor Saber Abar) and has to make a painful choice.

This directorial debut from writer and actor Payman Maadi (A Separation), evocatively filmed in black and white, scored best actress award for Mahnaz Afshar and best film and best script awards for Maadi at the 2013 Iranian Film Critics Guild Awards.

Director: Payman Maadi

Producer: Seyyed Jamal Sadatian

Writer: Payman Maadi

Cast: Saber Abar, Mahnaz Afshar, Vishka Asayesh, Bahare Riyahi, Hossein Pakdel

Screening time: 92 minutes

Print Source: Iranian Independents

Year: 2012

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Film: Black and White