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Khaterat e Bandbaz

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Original name: Khaterat e Bandbaz
English name: Ropewalker Memories
Year: 2023
Run time: 114 Min
Language: Persian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Iran
Director: Hamed Rajabi
Producers: Samira Baradari, Rouhoullah Baradari
cast: Mir Saeed Molavian, Farzad Motamen, Masoumeh Beigi
Screenplay: Hamed Rajabi
Cinematographer: Amin Jafarii
Editor: Hamidreza Barzegar
Music Composer: Babak Mirzakhani
Sound Designer: Zohreh Aliakbari
Production Company: Touba Films
World Sales: Irimage

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2015 A Minor Leap Down

Director's Biography:

Hamed Rajabi

Hamed Rajabi graduated in Cinema from Tehran University and took part in the 2011 ‘Berlinale Talent Campus’ in Berlin. His first feature, A Minor Leap Down, was selected at the 2015 Berlinale Panorama, where it won the FIPRESCI award. He was scriptwriter on two feature films directed by Majid Barzegar: Rainy Seasons (2010) and Parviz (2012), both selected at numerous international festivals. Parviz had its world premiere at the San Sebastian IFF, where it won Jury’s Special Mention Award. He was also scriptwriter on Dressage by Pooya Badkoobeh, which won the 2018 Special Mention Award in Generation section at the 68th Berlinale.


A young man and his father live together in the same apartment. Against his son's wishes, the father brings home sex workers. One day he brings home a young woman who not only does not respond to his advances, but also refuses to leave. Both father and son unite in trying to make her depart. However, when she does finally leave, but of her own free will, her absence becomes unbearable for the two men.