Destiny is a poignant profile of a young woman finding her independent voice in the wake of her mother’s tragic passing and her father’s need for daily assistance. Sahar is a wonderful protagonist; she exudes grace and emotional intelligence–especially given the situation she finds herself in as she studies for university. The film does a great job of portraying the competing interests for young women living this experience, trying to balance the wishes of their family and their faith with their desire for a career.
Iran, 54 min., Persian with English and Bulgarian subtitles
Script: Yaser Talebi
Director: Yaser Talebi
Cinematography: Yaser Talebi
Music: Akbar Rastgar
Yaser Talebi, born in a Northern city in Iran in 1982, is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor who has also made his name as a creative director. Yaser is a member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association (IRDFA), and his films have been screened at festivals worldwide and won numerous awards.