Projection Official Competition: 'The Actor' - Serielizados
Serielizados Fest Barcelona 2023

Projection Official Competition: ‘The Actor’

Sections Projection

17 October, 2023 12:30

Serielizados Fest brings you the award-winning Iranian series of the season, The Actor, a story about a couple of actor friends who dedicate themselves to the craft of acting… in a peculiar way.

Directed by Venice Best Actor winner Navid Mohammadzadeh, The Actor follows Ali and his friend Morteza, two unemployed actors who make a living using their acting skills in a rather unusual way. In their eagerness to practice their craft, the two act in different situations on commission: a fake marriage proposal, a graduation party… All the while hoping to one day make it big on stage.

But sometimes things go wrong, and soon, Ali and Morteza attract the attention of a mysterious agency that gets them into unexpected trouble.

The Actor became the first Iranian series to win an award in an international competition. A little gem that plays with appearances and small-scale dramatisations while moving at a pace that keeps the viewer on edge thanks to its shifting tone.

Original version (persian) with Catalan subtitles.
Approximate duration of the chapters: 60 minutes.

Country: Iran
Created by: Nima Javidi
Starring: Navid Mohammad Zadeh, Ahmad Mehranfat, Hasti Mahdavi, Hanie Tavasoli, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Gelareh Abbasi, Hooman Barghnavard