Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine

2000, Drama, 1h 33m

45 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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Hitting upon universal themes, this meditation on death is both poignant and wryly humorous. Read critic reviews

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Bahman Farjami (Bahman Farmanara) is a 55-year-old filmmaker in Iran who has been banned from making films for over 20 years by the Post-Revolutionary Censor Board (his previous film to this was made in 1978). As other Iranian filmmakers die, and he considers his own heart condition a sign that he may soon follow, Farjami decides to film his own funeral. This new quest finds him researching funeral rites, but it also brings him into jeopardy.

Cast & Crew

Bahman Farmanara
Bahman Farjami
Roya Nonahali
Woman Hitchhiker
Reza Kianian
Dr. Arasteh, The Attorney
Valiyollah Shirandami
Homayouni, The Actor
Hossein Kazbian
Abdollah (The Servant)
Mahtaj Nojoomi
Bahman's Sister
Fazlollah Yousefpour
Executive Producer
Ahmad Pezhman
Original Music
Mahmoud Kalari
Cinematographer
Abbas Ganjavi
Film Editor
Jilla Mehrjoubi
Production Designer
Parviz Abnar
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