Throckmorton Theatre Sat, Oct 4, 2014 1:30 PM
Sequoia 1 Tue, Oct 7, 2014 5:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:72
Director:Payman Haghani
Producer:Payman Haghani
Screenwriter:Payman Haghani & Hamid Reza Keshani
Cinematographer:Davood Malek Hosseini
Editor:Hayedeh Safiyari
Print Source:Noori Pictures


As the old saw goes: You can’t know a woman unless you have walked a mile (or many) in her shoes. Softly echoing Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, in 316, a woman recalls her life in Iran, and we literally step into the shoes of those she holds most dear, journeying through the dramatic, rapidly shifting social and political terrain of late-20th- and 21st-century Iran. From the courtship of her youthful leftist parents through the tumult of the Iranian Revolution, her own rebellious upbringing, courtship, motherhood, and eventual solitude, our narrator takes stock of the things that matter the most, while fantasizing about other things she always wanted to do but knows she never will—like bungee jumping, shaving her head, or seeing Madonna in concert. Director Payman Haghani’s one-of-a-kind tribute to the comical, romantic, and sorrowful parade of days seamlessly melds archival footage with dramatic sequences, mingled with animation and anchored by a narrated life-story brimming with heart, “sole”…and shoes! WORLD PREMIERE


Additional Information

Payman Haghani was born in Tehran in 1982. His memorable days of primary school began when the Iran-Iraq war ended. Later he dropped out of university and managed to pursue his real passion, filmmaking. He made his first short film “Cell No. 3” in 2001 which was a success.  He then seriously started to study cinema. Besides making short films and documentaries, he has cooperated with many famous filmmakers (in 10 films) as Editor and Director of Photography (in 7 films). In 2009 he made his debut film “A Man Who Ate His Cherries”, which was screened in many festivals such as: Competition of Pusan, Mar del Plata and Sao Paulo Int’l Film Festival. It received many prizes too