Ta farda

Until Tomorrow
Fereshteh is studying and works at a printers’ shop in Tehran. She wants to go to the US but is having trouble finding the time for a language course. This is because she also has a two-month-old baby that her parents know nothing about. When they announce at short notice that they are coming to visit, Fereshteh has to find another place for one night for her illegitimate child and everything that would give away her existence. What at first seems resolvable with a phone call to a few friends soon develops into a difficult undertaking. Fereshteh’s quick-witted friend Atefeh offers her support, but their ensuing odyssey through the city only reveals to the pair how limited their options are. In a society that does not grant everyone the same rights, young women have to weigh up carefully who their allies are.
Director Ali Asgari stringently packs his narrative into a single day. Not only does he portray his intrepid protagonists, he also depicts what it means to lead a life outside traditional family structures – and the extent to which these structures shape Iranian society.
by Ali Asgari
with Sadaf Asgari, Ghazal Shojaei, Babak Karimi, Amirreza Ranjbaran, Nahal Dashti, Mohammad Heidari, Katayoun Saleki, Milad Moayeri
Iran / France / Qatar 2022 Persian 86’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Sadaf Asgari (Fereshteh)
  • Ghazal Shojaei (Atefeh)
  • Babak Karimi (Mr. Mahmoudi)
  • Amirreza Ranjbaran (Yaser)
  • Nahal Dashti (Nadia)
  • Mohammad Heidari (Fereshteh’s Boss)
  • Katayoun Saleki (Mahsa)
  • Milad Moayeri (Mehdi)

Crew

DirectorAli Asgari
ScreenplayAli Asgari, Alireza Khatami
CinematographyRoozbeh Rayga
EditingEhsan Vaseghi
MusicAli Birang
Sound DesignHossein Ghorchiyan
SoundAbdolreza Heydari
CostumesMohammad Hossein Karimi
Make-UpAmir Torabi
CastingSadaf Asgari, Ghazal Shojaei
Assistant DirectorSaeid Masroor
Production ManagerSaeid Pakestani
Executive ProducerSaeid Pakestani
ProducerNiki Karimi
Co-ProducersRaphaelle Delauche, Nicolas Sanfaute, Ali Asgari, Jean-Charles Mille
Co-ProductionNovoprod, Paris
Taat Films, Teheran
Premium Films, Paris

Produced by

Silk Road Productions

Ali Asgari

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1982, he studied film in Italy and is an alumnus of the 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus. His short films have screened at over 600 film festivals around the world including Sundance, London and Melbourne, and won more than 150 international awards. His feature film Disappearance was developed at the Cinéfondation La Résidence of the Cannes International Film Festival. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Filmography

2011 Emshab vaghte khoobi vase mordan nist (Tonight Is Not a Good Night for Dying); short film 2012 Barbi (Barbie); short film 2013 Bishtar az do saat (More Than Two Hours); short film 2014 Bache (The Baby); short film 2015 Dard (The Pain); short film 2016 Il silenzio (The Silence); short film · Vika; short film 2017 Napadi shodan (Disappearance) 2018 Takhir (Delay); short film 2020 Yolculare (Pilgrims); short film · Shahed (Witness); short film 2022 Ta farda (Until Tomorrow)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022