VENICE MOSTRA ‘69th : Ramin Bahrani 'At Any Price' Press Conference


VENICE MOSTRA ‘69th : Ramin Bahrani 'At Any Price' Press Conference
by Darius Kadivar

'At Any Price' Press Conference at the 69th Venice Film Festival with Ramin Bahrani, Zac Efron, Maika Monroe and Hallie Elizabeth Newton. (Source:

A drama centered on an enterprising farmer whose plans cause problems within his family.

More on Ramin Bahrani’s Filmography Here

'At Any Price' Press Conference at the 69th Venice Film Festival (original) :

'At Any Price' Press Conference at the 69th Venice Film Festival with Ramin Bahrani, Zac Efron, Maika Monroe and Hallie Elizabeth Newton.

About Ramin Bahrani (Wikipedia):

Bahrani was born in Winston-SalemNorth Carolina to Iranianparents.[3] He received his BA from Columbia University in New York City. His first feature film, Man Push Cart (2005), premiered at the Venice Film Festival (2005) and screened at the Sundance Film Festival (2006). The film won over 10 international prizes, was released theatrically around the world, and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.

Bahrani's second film Chop Shop (2007) premiered at the 2007Director's Fortnight of the Cannes International Film Festival, and then screened at the Toronto International Film Festival(2007) and the Berlin International Film Festival (2008) before being released theatrically to wide and universal critical acclaim. Bahrani was awarded the prestigious 2007 Someone to WatchIndependent Spirit Award. In 2008, he was nominated for Best Director Independent Spirit Award.

Goodbye Solo, Bahrani's third feature film, premiered as an official selection of the Venice Film Festival (2008) where it won the international film critic's FIPRESCI award for best film,[5]and later had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (2008). The film was called a "masterpiece" by numerous critics including Roger Ebert and A.O. Scott of The New York Times.[7]

In 2009, he made a short film Plastic Bag which features the voice of legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and an original score from Kjartan Sveinsson of the band Sigur RósPlastic Bagpremiered as the opening night film of Corto Cortissimo in the Venice Film Festival where Bahrani was also on the jury for Best First Films. It later screened at Telluride and The New York Film Festival. In 2012 he made a music video of the song "Eg anda" for the Sigur Ros album Valtari.

Bahrani's fourth feature film, At Any Price (2012) stars Dennis QuaidZac EfronHeather GrahamKim DickensClancy Brownand Chelcie Ross. It has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. (More Here)

Recommended Reading:

At Venice: Ramin Bahrani’s ‘At Any Price’ presents subversive view of rural America (Washington post)

Other Recommended Reading:


Persian Golden Boys In Hollywood by Darius KADIVAR


Iranian Pioneers in French Cinema by Darius KADIVAR

Related Blog:

69th Venice Film Festival Opens with ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist’ and Jafar Panahi Remembered

Other Related ‘Diaspora Cinema’ Blogs:

Roland Joffe directs Golshifteh Farahani in Spanish Civil War Film

MASSIH's LAST NIGHT: Iranian American Massy Tadjedin's Hollywood breakthrough

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: Darius Khondji on the Set of Woody Allen's latest Film

SCORING FOR THE TITANS: Ramin Djawadi - Hollywood's Golden Boy


more from Darius Kadivar
Darius Kadivar

South Korean film wins at Venice

by Darius Kadivar on

South Korean film wins at Venice (bbc)


A South Korean film about a brutal debt collector wins the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival, while a movie inspired by Scientology is also a winner.