Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2009 Post-Production Fund
|Project||The House under the Water|
Two teenagers, Morteza and Taher, are involved in the accidental drowning of Taher's younger brother. An indelible seal has marked their destiny, linking them forever. Thirty years later, Morteza who has just come out of jail, is suspected of murdering a child. Taher who is now a police officer, first thinks he is guilty, like all the others, but then finds out that he's wrong and decides to prove Morteza's innocence despite all the appearances.
The story tries to depict complexity of the desires of Iranians, through those of the main characters, from Morteza who lost his son, to the dead orphan, whom nobody mourns, passing by Maliheh and Taher, yearning to have a child and who volunteer to adopt the dead boy. Thus attempting to symbolize the contradictory aspirations of the Iranian society, stuck somewhere between archaism and modernism. The story goes through the life of two men, Taher and Morteza, who meet at two crucial moments of their lives, once as teenagers, when Morteza and Taher are both involved in Taher's bother's accidental death, and once much later as adults, when Taher saves Morteza from death penalty by proving his innocence.