Omid Bonkdar and Keyvan Ali Mohammadi, successful directors who introduced the concept of successful couble filmmaking to Iranian cinema, came with Gilda to solidify their presence in the Fajr film scene.
If you are also a cinema fan who follows the news of the Fajr Film Festival, you have no doubt heard the name of “Gilda” in the news over and over again.” Gilda” was filmed in 2016 and directed by Omid Bonakdar and co-starred by Keyvan Alimohammadi, is one of the different works of Iranian cinema and is one of the films released at this year’s Fajr Film Festival.
“Gilda” is a dark night story of a woman who only has one day to save her life. The location of the film is mainly taking place in a restaurant and narrated by a woman named Gilda.
Omid Bonakdar, who is also one of the main authors of the screenplay, had previously co-authored powerful works such as “Purple” on the Fajr festival in collaboration with Keyvan Alimohammadi. The talented director and author who just delivered the early version of Gilda to the Fajr Film Festival office is waiting for the release of this new and different work.
Bonakdar and Alimohammadi have came up with Gilda to prove that in Iranian cinema, where the presence of two directors which is an unusual and rare thing in filmmaking, the two have once again worked together to produce a powerful and influential work to cinema and cinema fans.
Perhaps the first reason for the difference in the cast is in the actors and actoress, and the second reason to mention the special and different makeup of the cast. For example, it is said that the protagonist of “Gilda” Mahnaz Afshar appeared in the film with seven different make-ups! Mahnaz Afshar’s seven different roles and sitting on a wheelchair in one of the roles illustrates this enough.
In addition to Mahnaz Afshar, Hamid Komeili also plays Gilda. We have seen Mahnaz Afshar and Hamed Komeili playing together in the movie “Son of Adam’s and Eve”, and now we are expecting a good and spectacular collaboration from these two famous actors for the second time.
Gilda’s cast listed alphabetically:
Morteza Esmail Kashi, Mahnaz Afshar, Hamid Reza Pegah, Hadi Hejazi Far, Reza Shafiei Jam, Siavash Mofidi, Mehdyar Azizi (Young Actor)
Mahnaz Afshar is a popular Iranian actress, born in June1977, in a religious family in Tehran. After finishing high school, she studied editing at a nonprofit school for four years.
Afshar after passing few acting classe began her acting career in a television series names “lost” in 1998. For her, playing in that series was strong start and attracted many directors and film makers attention.
It was not long before Afshar starredin Ali Shah Hatami’s movie called “friends”, and two years later in the film “passion of Love” she was at the beginning of the road of fame.
Like most of celebrities in the world, Mahnaz Afshar was always were followed by the gossips and stories.
But with “Gilda” she proved that non-of those gossips ever affected her outstanding performance and Afshar is still capable of playing different roles in different genres as a professional and capable actress.
Hamed Komeili is another key member of the “Gilda”‘s cast. He was born in 1982 in Tehran. He began his artistic career with theater and music and then he began appearing in television with the series “Flying in Bubble”.
He began his first cinematic experience in 2008 by starring in the film “Two Sisters” and his brilliance in the film made him progress more rapidly. Komeili was nominated for the best supporting actor for “Doubt” movie.
In “Son of Adam, Daughter of Eve” Komeili played with Afshar in an unparalleled way,