Gholam (15) + ScreenTalk with Mitra Tabrizian

A still from Mitra Tabrizian's debut Gholam

Haunted by his past and with an uncertain future, Gholam gets involved in the conflict of a total stranger and sees it through to the very end.

Set in London, Gholam is the story of an enigmatic Iranian cab driver, who works at night and doesn’t like to talk about his past.

He has two jobs, yet seems not to be interested in the money. He eats at his uncle’s café every day, yet is fully aware of being betrayed by him. He agrees to the arrangement his mother makes for his return, yet has no intention of going back. And we learn that he was once a war hero, and yet disappeared from the battlefield without a trace.

A man with no past, no future, no ‘convictions’, he still gets involved in the conflict of a total stranger and carries it through to the very end.

Director Mitra Tabrizian joins us for a post Q&A with Emma Jones.

UK/Iran 2018 Dir Mitra Tabrizian 95 min

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This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman, and/or features significant women on screen in their own right.

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