Bahram Beyzaie

Downpour

Downpour

With brash stylistic exuberance, this first feature from Bahram Beyzaie helped usher in the Iranian New Wave. When he takes a job as a schoolteacher in a new neighborhood, the hapless intellectual Mr. Hekmati finds that he is a fish out of water. Shot in luminous monochrome and edited with quicksilver invention, Downpour, which has been painstakingly restored from the only known surviving print, captures with puckish humor and great tenderness the cultural conflicts coursing through Iran at a pivotal historical moment.

Film Info

  • Bahram Beyzaie
  • Iran
  • 1972
  • 129 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Persian
  • Spine #1050

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Downpour
Cast
Parviz Fannizadeh
Mr. Hekmati
Parvaneh Massoumi
Atefeh
Manuchehr Farid
Rahim
Mohammad Ali Keshavarz
Nazem, the headmaster
Parvin Soleimani
Headmaster’s wife
Mehri Vedadian
Madame tailor
Hossein Kasbian
Barber
Abbas Dastranj
Mosayeb
Jamshid Layegh
Friendly teacher
Esmat Safavi
Atefeh’s mother
Roghiyeh Chehreh-Azad
Landlord
Farkhondeh Bavar
Headmaster’s daughter
Credits
Director
Bahram Beyzaie
Screenplay
Bahram Beyzaie
Producer
Barbod Taheri
Cinematography
Barbod Taheri
Cinematography
Maziar Partow
Editing
Mehdi Rajaeeyan
Music by
Sheyda Garachedaghi
Sound
Hossein Badihi