Special Jury Award – Best First Feature, Best Cinematography | Tallinn Black Nights IFF, Estonia, 2019
CAST & CREW
Aonan Yang, Andreas Mendritzky
Director of Photography
Eric LeMieux, André Moisan, Jean-Fabien Schneider, Thomas Leslie, Pierre Messier
Matt Sherman, Luis Villa Gomez
Lucas Villegas, Bahman Tavoosi
Jose Duran, Barbara Flores, Jorge Hidalgo, Nelson Tapia Echalar, Susana Condori
Green Ground, La Gacela Ciega, Fire Twins, Nirvana, Peacock Films
Bahman Tavoosi began his career as a journalist and filmmaker at the age of 18 in Iran, in the capital city of Tehran. After making a few short films, Tavoosi moved to Canada where he directed the feature documentary Dress Rehearsal for an Execution. The film received nominations and awards from more than 50 film festivals among them Hot Docs. The Names of the Flowers is Tavoosi’s first feature fiction film.
Bon voyage (2000, short), Human Documentary (2002, short), The Darkroom (2004, short), The Republic of (A) (2009, short), Ode to Joy (2010, short,), Dress Rehearsal for an Execution (2013, doc.), The Names of the Flowers (2019).