Project Description

Documentary

Burnt Wave

2016

Documentary

Burnt Wave

2016

Ali Abbassi, the most influential producer of Iranian “New Wave” during late 60s and early 70s, stopped his career after a professional shock that he confronted in 1984. In fact, all belongings of the archives of his film company were confiscated by Iranian government and soon they were announced burnt. Among them there were the first commercial ads made by Abbas Kiarostami, Ali Hatami and movies of Massoud Kimiai, Amir Naderi, Jalal Moghadam and other reputable directors of that time. After that event, Abbassi went through a difficult period of his life and stopped his career by his own decision and settled in Paris with his family. While Burnt Wave was filming, after almost 30 years of the “D-Day”, Ghasideh Golmakani finds out a part of these productions were not burnt. They were only announced so to be saved and they exist at Iranian National Film Archives. This documentary contains a full biography that Golmakani recounts about Ali Abbassi. An eye on his films and interviews on him with Abbas Kiarostami, Ahmadreza Ahmadi, Alireza Davoudnejhad, Ezatollah Entezami, Alireza Davoudnejad and more…

Ahmadreza Ahmadi, Jamshid Arjmand,Alireza Davoudnejad, Ezzatolah Entezami, Abbas Kiarostami, Masud Kimiai, Parviz Noori, Alireza Zarrindast
Director, writer and producer: Ghasideh Golmakani
Editing: Movahed Shadrou
Music: Keivan Sabbaghzadeh
Cinematography: Ghasideh Golmakani