Searching for Hassan – A Journey to the Heart of Iran

Currently, Boshra Film in Tehran is producing a feature film adapted from this book. It will be the first Iranian American co-production to be shot in Iran since the Revolution. The director will be Michael Mailer (son of norman and known for blood and bone, The Ledge, Empire..) with Taghi Amirani (We Are Many, latest documentary shown in Berlin). Starring Annette Bening, script by legendary Walter Murch who worked on masterpieces like Apoclaypse Now, The Godfather I-II -III , Ame rican graffiti, The English Patient and won three Academy Awards.

The unique culture of Iran and the sweep of history are revealed in this evocative personal journey. Growing up in Iran in the 1960’s, Terence ward and his brothers were watched over by Hassan, the family’s cook, housekeeper, and cultural guide. After an absence of thirty years, Ward embarked on a pilgrimage with his family in search of Hassan. Taking us across the landscape he plums in imaginably rich past, explore his entrenched conflicts with its Arab neighbors, and anticipates the new “Great Game” now being played out in Central Asia. Insightful, informative, and moving. Searching for Hassan enhances our understanding for the Middle East with the story of a family who came to love and admire Iran through their deep affection for its people.


This title has been published already in some territories, but we offer it again now due to the importance of the film based upon the novel.

Rights Sold: Italy [Ponte alle Grazie][TEA][Giunti][LEF], US+North America [Houghton Mifflin][Anchor Books], Germany [Frederking und Thaler][Piper Verlag], France [Editions Intervalles, rights reverted], Indonesia [Rajut Publishing], Iran [Ketabaaraya Tandis] [Jayhoon]

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