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Sahar Mossayebi / Feature Narrative / Qatar, Iran / 2021 / 90 min / Original Language: Farsi / Interests: Drama, Biography, Sports, Social Issues, Women Issues


Elham, a young divorced Iranian woman, seeks to find herself after being nearly beaten to death by her husband. She discovers solace and salvation in the water, and soon makes her mark as a formidable endurance swimmer. In the fight of her life, Elham faces political, religious, and personal obstacles in search of her goal—the Guinness World record for swimming the longest distance with her hands bound.


Sahar Mossayebi
Tala Motazedi
Ahmed Al Baker, Tahoora Abolghassemi, Mahtab Keramati Sheikholeslami

About the Director

Sahar Mossayebi was born in Tehran on May 4th, 1975. She graduated in Theatre with a BA from The Azad University of Art and Architecture and started her career in 1996 as an actor in a performance by Davoud Mirbagheri called 'Eshgh Abad'. She has worked in different positions in cinema including as a production manager, planner, script supervisor, and assistant director.

Production Company Profile

Katara Studios is a Qatar-based full-service independent studio specializing in the financing, development and production of premium content in music, film and television.


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    Luca Bercovici

    Katara Studio

  • Production Company

    Katara Studios


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