The Fateful Day

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The Fateful Day (Persian: روز واقعه‎‎), is a 1994 Iranian film based on a script of the same name by Bahram Beyzai. The film is directed by Shahram Asadi. It is generally, but perhaps not unanimously, known as the finest religious picture in Iran[1][2] and attracts great popular and critical attention. Its cast includes a large number of Iranian cinema stars. Wheeler W. Dixon describes it as "an enormous hit in its home country."[3]

The Fateful Day
Directed by Shahram Asadi
Written by Bahram Beyzai
Starring Ezzatolah Entezami, Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Zhaleh Olov, Mehdi Fat'hi, Hossein Panahi, Ladan Mostofi
Release date
1995
Running time
105 minutes
Country Iran
Language Persian

The Script

Beyzai's scrreenplay was already published as a well-known book ten years prior to when the film was made.[4] The hugely lauded script was offered to Shahram Asadi in order to be made into a movie. The film was produced and immediately became a hit.[5]

Plot

The story is of a Christian youth who converts to Islam for the love of a Muslim girl at the time of Husayn ibn Ali. At the wedding, he hears voices calling for help. He leaves the ceremony and takes a journey to Karbala. But he arrives after the Battle of Karbala.

Awards

The film won numerous awards at the thirteenth Fajr Film Festival:[6]

  1. Best Makeup
  2. Best Set Design
  3. Best Musical Score
  4. Best Direction of a Second Feature Film

See also

Citations

  1. ^ http://chnpress.ir/NSite/FullStory/News/?Id=403&Serv=3&SGr=4
  2. ^ http://www.arianica.com/en/news/%E2%80%9C-fateful-day%E2%80%9D-iran%E2%80%99s-most-influential-religious-movie-actor
  3. ^ Winston Dixon 1998, p.37
  4. ^ Winston Dixon 1998, p.38
  5. ^ http://theiranproject.com/blog/2013/11/16/bahram-beizaiis-fateful-day-is-a-matchless-play-on-ashura-writer/
  6. ^ Winston Dixon 1998, p.37

References

  • Winston Dixon, Wheeler (1998). The Transparency of Spectacle: Meditations on the Moving Image. State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0791437827.

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