Going By - 2001
Directed by Iraj Karimi
Four separate carloads of people travel from Tehran to northern Iran. The movie centers around the conversations that take place within each car and the chance circumstances under which the separate travelers' paths cross. The movie marks the first time behind the camera for long-time film critic Iraj Karimi.
Color, 1 hour 26 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Az Kenar-e-ham Mi Gozarim
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|Mehran Rajabi||Hearse Driver|
|Nazanin Farahani||Second Woman|
|Seyyed Ebrahim Emadi||Farmer|
|Mehrdad Mohtashami||Aras's Father|
|Ali Asghar Mirzaei||Man with Tire|
|Director of Photography||Kazem Shahbazi|
|Sound Recordist||Yadollah Najafi|
|Sound Mixer||Mohammad Haghighi|
The movie opens with a film crew shooting a hearse as it makes its way down a country road.
Young Aras (Aras Hodai) reads anything he can get his hands on, including a script that he finds on the set of the film.
The recently widowed Jaleh (Fariba Kamran) travels with the former mistress of her husband. The two learned of one another at the funeral and somehow manage a trip together to remember the deceased.
The driver of the hearse (Mehran Rajabi), who volunteered his vehicle for the film, now makes his way north as well. He tells his grieving passenger of his former job as a Tehran cab driver and the advantages of driving a hearse, "now my passenger sits still and silent."
The old man and his cargo.
A wide shot of the countryside as the widow and mistress speak on the merits of painting landscapes versus portraits.
The father (Shahrokh Forutanian) questions his older son Behzad's choice to become a film critic, "have you ever thought that they would not give much money for sitting and swearing at movies?"
Putting her portrait drawing skills to the test.
A quiet family meal.
Sketching the scene.
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