Goodbye (2011 film)

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.

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Directed byMohammad Rasoulof
Written byMohammad Rasoulof
Produced byMohammad Rasoulof
StarringLeyla Zareh
Roya Taymourian
CinematographyArastoo Givi
Edited byMohamadreza Muini
Release date
  • 7 September 2011 (7 September 2011)
Running time
100 minutes



Noura (Leyla Zareh) is an attorney whose license has been revoked by the government, as her resultant attempts at escape meet with ever-mounting roadblocks.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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