“Minimalist in the best way, Those Three is an involving chamber drama about a trio of
disgruntled army conscripts who lose their bearings, both psychological and physical, in a
featureless snowscape. Driven as much by its tech side as by its performances and dialogue, this
chilling first feature by Iranian shortsmaker Naghi Nemati should receive a warm welcome by
discerning fest auds worldwide.” –Derek Elley, Variety
Just one day from completing their military training, three
conscripts desert their camp and escape into the frozen
wilderness of Northern Iran. Travel through this mountainous,
snowbound region is dangerous, but“those three” opt for
the independence it promises and must now forge their way
through an uncertain landscape, with only friendship to see
them through. In this austere and mesmerizing debut feature,
director Naghi Nemati’s attention to the minutiae of human
relationships is a quiet and deliberate meditation on the value
of responsibility, connection and sacrifice.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: NAGHI NEMATI Naghi Nemati was born in Ardebil, Iran in 1977. He is a
graduate of Film Directing from Soureh College of Isafahan.
In 1993 he began making short films, the first of which,
Like The Umbrella of the Kids, received several awards
and screened successfully at festivals worldwide. He has
enjoyed a multifaceted career in film, having held several
different positions, including scriptwriter, editor, actor and
photographer. Those Three is his first feature film.
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