Original name: Pedaran
English name: Fathers
Year: 2022
Run time: 83 Minutes
Language: Persian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Iran
Director: Salem Salavati
Producers: Shahram Maslakhi
Cast: Gelare Abbasi, Alireza Sanifar, Hedayat Hashemi
Screenplay: Mohammad Reza Gohari
Cinematographer: Morteza Poursamadi
Editor: Hasan HasanDoost
Sound Designer: Hadi Manipour, Hossein Qourchian
Music Composer: Milad Movadedi
World Sales: 7th Art Independent Film Distribution


  • IFF India
  • Dhaka IFF
  • Kolkata Independent FF
  • Bangalore IFF
  • Solemani IF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 At Dawn
  • 2014 The Last Winter
  • 2011 The Departure Time

Director's Biography:

Salem Salavati

Salem Salavati was born in Kurdistan Iran in 1975. He started his career in 1989 from Iranian Youth Cinema Society. He has directed 11 short films, 3 documentaries, and 4 feature films. He has received more than 82 national and international awards for his work as a director, scriptwriter, and photographer. He has also worked as a cinematographer for over 30 short films, and few feature films.


Mani and Sina 19-year-olds have been friends for a long time. Sina has low self-esteem and is mentally dependent on Mani. In a car accident, Mani is killed and Sina is severely injured. At first, everyone thinks that Mani was behind the wheel because Sina is not certified. This incident provides the ground for the fathers of these two young men to take a step towards proving their claim, knowing more about their children and realizing their own negligence.