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Sepideh - Reaching for The Stars

Berit Madsen, Denmark, 2013

90 min.DK/Documentary

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the Universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground.
The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream. She takes up the fight and teams up with the world's first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Sepideh - Drømmen om stjernerne
Other titles Sepideh - Reaching for The Stars
Keywords Women, Women's conditions, Living conditions, Families, Education, Iran, 2010-2019
Director Berit Madsen
Screenplay Berit Madsen
Producer Stefan Frost, Henrik Underbjerg
Director of Photography Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language English,Persisk
Production companies Radiator Film ApS
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sale LevelK /Over gården, 3. / Gammel Kongevej 137 / 1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / c +45 2010 8580 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
Danish theatrical release 02.10.2013
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Bibliografen (Bagsværd) samt 32 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne og Grønland
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Radiator Film ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, DR, International Media Support, West Danish Film Fund, Vestnorsk filmsenter, Influence Film Foundation, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Swedish Film Institute, SVT, Chicken & Egg Pictures, ARTE
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Berit Madsen
Assistant director Mona Rafatzadeh

Script

Screenplay Berit Madsen
Script consultant Michael Christoffersen
Translation Mona Rafatzadeh
Translation Pouria Nazemi
Translation Misha Zand
Translation Golnaz Hekmat
Translation Sepidé Heidaripour
Translation Fatemeh Sobhmorarah
Translation Morteza Ahmadi
Translation Farid Telefoni

Production

Producer Stefan Frost
Producer Henrik Underbjerg
Co-producer: Iran Katayoon Shahabi
Co-producer: Germany Antje Boehmert
Co-producer: Germany Christian Popp
Co-producer: Norway Lars B. Løge
Co-producer: Sweden Jonas Kellagher
Executive producer Sally Jo Fifer
Executive producer Carsten Holst
Executive producer Steen Risom
Consultant on Iran Morteza Ahmadi
Post-producton coordinator Toke Rude Trangbæk
Production manager Shahnam Shahbaz Zadeh
Production manager Mehdi Bostan Parvar
Production manager Hussein Bagherzadeh
Production assistant Mia Kronborg
Production assistant Jane Houlind Ulsøe

Cinematography

Director of Photography Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Visual consultant Lars Skree
Cinematographer: Night shooting Babak Tafreshi
Cinematographer: Night shooting Oshin D. Zakarian
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Mona Rafatzadeh
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Berit Madsen

Stills

Still photographer Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Still photographer Babak Tafreshi
Still photographer Jes Blond

Editing

Editor Peter Winther
Editor: TV version Kim Søgaard
Editing supervisor Joe Bini
Editing supervisor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen
Editing supervisor Pernille Bech Christensen
Trailer editor Kim Søgaard
Assistant editor Fanni Liv Engelbrecht
Online Tino Zidore

Music

Composer Niklas Schak
Composer Tin Soheili

Sound

Sound designer Yngve Leidulv Sætre
Sound engineer Hassan Shabankareh

Visual effects

Colorist Daði Jónsson

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Maysles Brothers Award 2014 Belfast Film Festival 2014
Nominated: Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary 2014 Göteborg International Film Festival 2014

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Addis International Film Festival 2015-06-12
Torun, Camerimage 2014-11-15
Bergen International Film festival 2014-09-24
Message to Man 2014-09-20
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19
Taipei CNEX Documentary Film Festival 2014-09-01
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014-08-21
Melbourne Film Festival 2014-07-31
Durban International Film Festival 2014-07-17
Malmö Folkets Bio 2014-06-19
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014-06-07
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2014-05-09
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2014-05-08
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2014-04-28
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 2014-04-04
Sarasota Film Festival 2014-04-04
Belfast Film Festival 2014-03-27
Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 2014-03-19
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014-03-18
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2014-03-04
Berlinale 2014-02-06
Tehran Fajr International Film Festival 2014-02-01
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2014-01-28
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24
Sundance Film Festival 2014-01-16
Cinemateket 2014-01-06
Amsterdam, IDFA 2013-11-20
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Interview Politiken Vibeke Sperling 2013-10-10
Interview Politiken Vibeke Sperling 2013-10-10
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2013-10-03
Anmeldelse Information Ralf Christensen 2013-10-03
Artikel Information Marianne Lentz 2013-10-03
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2013-10-02
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2013-10-02
Anmeldelse Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2013-10-02
Varia Politiken 2013-09-27