Until Tomorrow

Ta Farda

Directed by Ali Asgari



86 min


Iran France


Persian Persian


Student Fereshteh has to hide her illegitimate baby for one night from her parents who turn up for a surprise visit. Her friend Atefeh helps her. They embark on an odyssey through Tehran during which they must carefully weigh up who their allies are.

International Releases

Switzerland - XENIX France - BODEGA Poland -ALEKINO + Spain - Filmin Benelux - Mooov

Press Reviews

“Vibrates with sympathy for its character... A bravura performance... and a one-shot scene to file alongside the greats” Screen Daily “Foremost a gripping story about a mother faced with increasingly impossible choices” ExBerliner



  • Berlin International Film Festival | Panorama selection
  • Luxembourg City Film Festival  |
  • Ulju Mountain Film Festival |
  • Istambul International Film Festival |
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Guanajuato |
  • PIPFF - PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival |
  • Jerusalem Film Festival |
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival |
  • Film by the Sea Festival |
  • Zurich Film Festival | Special Mention
  • Athens International Film Festival |
  • Ajyal Film Festival | Jury Prize
  • Madani International Film Festival |
  • Osnabrück Independent Film Festival |
  • Humans of Film Festival |
  • Accessible Film Festival |
  • Mostra de València Cinema del Mediterrani | Best Actress - Golden Palm
  • Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Sao Paulo |
  • Zagreb Film Festival |
  • 013 Cinecitta IFF |
  • Palestine Cinema Days |
  • Stockholm Film Festival |
  • MedFilm Festival of Rome | Feature film competitionBest Film Amore and Psiche Award - Collateral Awards University Jury - Valentina Pedicini Award - Audience Award
  • Exground Filmfest |
  • This Human World International Human Rights Film Festival |
  • Duhok International Film Festival | Special Mention
  • International Film Festival of Kerala |


  • Human Rights film festival Milan |
  • MUSOC - Muestra de Cine Social y Derechos Humanos |
  • Pune International Film Festival |
  • International Film Festival of Ottawa |
  • Love International Film Festival Mons | International competitionGrand Prize
  • Sonoma International Film Festival |
  • Bengaluru International Film Festival |
  • Movies That Matter Film Festival |
  • Mooov Filmfestival |
  • Human Rights Festival - Triennale Milano |
  • Indie Meme Film Festival |

About the Director

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Ali Asgari

Born in Iran, Ali Asgari is a prominent Iranian cinema figure with more than 200 awards to his name. two of his shorts were nominated for Palme d'Or at Festival de Cannes and The Baby was in short film competition of Venice Film Festival 2014. Ali's films are concerned with precarious lives who live at society's margin in his native country Iran. His debut film Disappearance was developed at the Cinefondation Residency of Festival De Cannes and had its world and North American premiere at Venice International Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival 2017. Ali is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Until Tomorrow is his second feature film. -


Disappearance (2017)

  • Atlanta Film Festival - Special Jury Award
  • Highland Park Independent Film Festival - Best Foreign Feature Film
  • Singapore International Film Festival - Best Asian Feature Film
  • La Biennale di Venezia - Best Film (Nomination)

The Silence (Short) (2016)

  • Interfilm Festival - International Competition
  • Atlanta Film Festival - Best Narrative Short
  • Festival du Film Court en Plein Air - Best Film
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Guanajuato - Expresión en Corto SIGNIS Award

The Baby (Short) (2014)

  • Hong Kong Independent Short Film Video Awards - New Asian Force Award
  • Festival of Nations - Diploma
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival - Best Selection
  • Ozu Film Festival - Best short Film

Cast & Crew

Sadaf Asgari (Fereshteh), Ghazal Shojaei (Atefeh), Babak Karimi (Mr Mahmoudi), Amirreza Ranjbaran (Yaser), Nahal Dashti (Nadia)
Alireza Khatami, Ali Asgari
Roozbeh Rayga
Ehsan Vaseghi
Sound design & mix:
Hossein Ghourchian
Ali Birang
Niki Karimi, Raphaelle Delauche , Nicolas Sanfaute, Ali Asgari, Jean-Charles Mille
Production Company:
Silk Road Productions
Co-production Company:
Novoprod, Taat Films, Premium Films

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