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Original name: Barandeha
English name: Winners
Year: 2022
Run time: 85 Min
Language: Persian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: United Kingdom, Iran
Director: Hassan Nazer
Producer: Nadira Murray, Paul Welsh
Cast: Reza Naji, Hossein Abedini, Parsa Maghami, Helia Mohammadkhani, Malalai Zikria, Shahrzad Kamalzadeh
Screenplay: Hassan Nazer
Cinematographer: Arash Seifie Jamadi
Editor: Dave Arthur, Hassan Nazer, Reza Jouze
Sound Designer: William Aikman
Music Composer: Mohsen Amini, Mohammad Saeed Shayan
Production Company: Sylph Productions, Edge City Films
World Sales: Dream Labs


  • Edinburgh IFF 2022
  • Bari International Film and TV Fest 2023
  • Raindance UK 2022
  • Dinard Festival Du Film Britannique 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 The Check Post
  • 2015 Utopia
  • 2012 We Are All Sinners
  • 2011 Black Day

Director's Biography:


Hassan Nazer is a British writer/director of Iranian origin. He studied theatre at the Art University in Arak before leaving Iran for Europe as a refugee in 2000. Aged 18, he arrived in the UK before going on to study film and media in Aberdeen in 2006. Hassan’s previous feature films have been released in Iran and internationally. His latest Winners won the Audience Award at the Edinburgh IFF 2022, as well as being the official UK submission for the International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards (2023). Hassan was a Jury Member at the All Lights India IFF, SAARC FF, and BAFTA Scotland.


In a poor Iranian village, the children work hard to support their families. One day nine-year old Yahya and his friend Leyla find a precious statuette in the desert. As the authorities search for the lost treasure, sharing Yahya’s passion for cinema, Yahya’s boss Nasser Khan decides to help the children find its rightful owner.