Goodbye (2011 film)

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Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
Produced by Mohammad Rasoulof
Written by Mohammad Rasoulof
Starring Leyla zareh
Roya Taymourian
Cinematography Arastoo Givi
Edited by Mohamadreza Muini
Release date
  • 7 September 2011 (7 September 2011)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Iran
Language Persian

Goodbye (Persian: به امید دیدار‎‎, translit. Be omid e didār) is a 2011 Iranian drama film.[1] It offers an incisive portrait of an Iranian citizen straining under curtailed personal freedoms.



Noura (Leyla Zareh) is an attorney whose license has been revoked by the government, as her resultant attempts at escape meet with ever-mounting roadblocks. Evoking a sense of dread and despair, Rasoulof (himself officially constrained from making more films) constructs a fitting metaphor for the stultifying pressures faced by many in today’s Iran.


Winner of best director honors in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.


  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 148. ISBN 978-1908215017. 

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