Iranian feature film “The Badger”, written and directed by Kazem Mollaie and produced by Sina Saeidian, won Best Foreign Feature Film and Audience Award at the “29th. edition of Berkeley Film Festival” in the US. This movie was achieved the Best Fiction Feature Award in the “6th. BangkokThai International Film Festival” in Thailand too.
After “Kupal”, “The Badger ” is the second feature film by Kazem Mollaie. The story is about a woman called Soodeh Sharifzadegan, played by Vishka Asayesh, who is involved with a difficult challenge in her private life , while she is close to her second marriage.
The Badger was screened on the “23rd. Shanghai International Film Festival” in China as its world premiere in July 2020, and was nominated as the Best Film in the “Asian New Talent Award Section” in this prestigious film festival. This movie won the Best Narrative Feature Film Award at the “27th. edition of Austin Film Festival” (The Writers Festival) in the US as its North American Premiere last week.
Vishka Asayesh, Hasan Majuni, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Behnoosh Bakhtiari, Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Hosseini Nia, Siavash Cheraghi Pour, Mahmoud Nazaralian, Hamid Reza Mohammadi, Mohammad Amin Asadi, Yadollah Shademani, Neda Dehshiri and Gohar Kheirandish are among the cast members of the film.
The main crew of “The Badger” include: Scriptwriter and Director: Kazem Mollaie, Producer: Sina Saeidian, Director of Photography: Majid Gorjian, First Assistant Director and Program Coordinator: Alaleh Hashemi, Editor: Babak Ghaem, Make-Up Artist: Mahmoud Dehghani, Sound Recordist: Mohammad Kian Ersi, Sound Designer and Mixer: Hosein Abolsedgh, Music Composer: Mehdi Panahi, Set Designer: Monir Razizadeh, Costume Designer: Neda Nasr, Production Manager: Hamed Azadi, Title Designer & Visual Effects: Amir Mehran, Special Effects: Iman Karamian, First Camera Assistant: Daruish Rajaei, Script Supervisor: Mahshid Sadeghi, Still Photographer: Yousef Abdolrezaei, Fatemeh Taghavi, Procurement Manager: Amir Jafari Nejad, Press Relations: Fatemeh Rostami.