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Seven Winters in Tehran

Country: France, Germany, Language: Persian, 97 mins

Original Title

Sieben Winter in Teheran
  • Director: Steffi Niederzoll
  • Writer: Sina Ataeian Dena, Steffi Niederzoll
  • Producer: Melanie Andernach, Sina Ataeian Dena, Laurent Lavolé, Knut Losen, Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto

CGiii Comment

Tehran, July 2007: Reyhaneh Jabbari, 19, has a business meeting with a new client. When he tries to rape her, she stabs him in self-defense. Later that day, she is arrested for murder. Her trial results in a death penalty sentence. Thanks to personal and secretly recorded videos provided by Reyhaneh's family, their testimonies and the letters written by Reyhaneh in prison, the film retraces the fate of a woman who becomes a symbol of resistance and women's rights even beyond the borders of Iran.


Cast & Characters

Reyhaneh Jabbari (as Self (archiveFootage))
Shole Pakravan (as self (Reyhaneh's mother))
Fereydoon Jabbari (as self (Reyhaneh's father))
Shahrzad Jabbari (as Self - Reyhaneh's sister)
Sharare Jabbari (as Self - Reyhaneh's sister)
Parvaneh Hajilou (as Self - former cellmate)
Mohammad Mostafaei (as Self (lawyer))
Samira Mokarrami (as Self - former cellmate)
Zar Amir Ebrahimi (as Reyhaneh Jabbari (voice))