"Rafto Gozasht "
The Little Rio in Kish" Featuring / Niaz Nawab
Based on / Roozi Ke Zan Shodam (The Day I Became A Woman) A film by Marzieh Meshkini (2000)
Visual adaptation / Massod Vadiee
Porduced / Arden Zahedi-Bogucka
A Dokumuzik Projekts (UK)
About Niaz Nawab:
Née le 05/05/1985 à Téhéran, dans une famille de musiciens (Yahaghi)Fascinée par le piano et violon classique, elle a commencé à jouer à l’âge de 10 ans au Conservatoire de Musique à Téheran. Elle y obtient en 1999 avec un vif succès un Diplôme de Trinity College London, suite à un concours. Elle fait sa rentrée en 2003 à l’École Normale de Musique de Paris(Alfred Cortot). Disciple de Jean Micault et Pierre Etcheverry pendant quatre ans,elle obtient à l’unanimité du jury un certificat. Elle est rentrée en 2007 au Conservatoire National de Musique(Créteil) où elle est élève de Jacquline Bourges Maunoury.
About The Film:
"The Day I Became a Woman "(Persian: Roozi ke zan shodam,روزی که زن شدم) is a 2000 award-winning Iranian drama film directed by Marzieh Meshkini. It tells three stories, each depicting a different stage in the lives of Iranian women. It premièred at the 2000 Venice Film Festival and won several festival awards during 2000.
Directed by Marzieh Meshkini, wife of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, this film tells three intertwined tales of women's struggle for identity in their native country, from the young to the elderly. Episode one, entitled "Havva," concerns a young girl on the morning of her ninth birthday. Against her better wishes, she is forced to stay home, away from her best friend who has asked her to play with him, due to her mother and grandmother's proclamation that she is now a woman. Learning she was born at noon, the young girl requests one more hour to do what she wishes so she can be a girl one last time. Episode two, entitled "Ahoo," follows a young woman who is being pursued on horseback by her stern husband, whom she is fleeing on bicycle in the midst of a women's biking race. Soon, her in-laws and relatives are also pursuing her, and she must make a quick decision about whether or not to return to family life. The final episode, called "Houra," follows an elderly woman who enlists the help of a young boy and his friends to take her on a shopping spree, where she intends to buy all of the things she has ever wanted out of life
Marzieh Makhmalbaf (Marzieh Meshkini) was born in 1969 in Tehran. She is the wife of celebrated Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. She studied Cinema in Makhmalbaf Film school for 8 years.Her first film The Day I Became a Woman, (a 3-episode story) attended the Critics Week category in Venice International Film Festival in 2000 and won 3 awards from that festival. Her second film Stray Dogs competed in the best film category at Venice Film Festival in 2003 and received two awards from the festival. Her film has received many international awards across the world.She has worked as assistant director in The Apple, Blackboards, At Five In The Afternoon and Two-Legged Horse by Samira Makhmalbaf as well as collaborating in several recent films by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. She is also the scriptwriter of the award-winning film Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame by Hana Makhmalbaf, which has won the Chrystal Bear from Berlin Film Festival, Grand Jury Award from San Sebastian and has been nominated for the Best Asian Film Award from Hong Kong Film Festival. —makhmalbaf.com