In The Garden of Tulips

Julia Elihu

5:00 PM, Secret Movie Club, November 2nd

USA | 2023 | 14′ | Farsi (Persian) – sub English


At the height of the Iran-Iraq war, Caroline takes a final car ride with her father to the Iranian countryside.

Director • Dirección
Julia Elihu

Screenplay • Guión
Ava Lalezarzadeh

Cinematography • Fotografía
Freddie Whitman

Music / Score
Yousef Yaqub

Sound • Sonido
Roman Zeitlan (The Post Crew)

Production Design
Angran Li

Edition • Edición
Julia Elihu, Jim Cummings

Producer • Productor
Aaron Lemle

Cast • Elenco
Ava Lalezarzadeh, Iman Nazemzadeh, Kourosh Parsapour, Milad Dylan, Ray Haratian, Navid Negahban


Julia Elihu


Julia Elihu is an Iranian-American writer, director, and producer. Through film, she aims to shed light on underrepresented stories that capture life’s candid beauty. In 2018, her independent short film, Yasamin, was a grand jury prize nominee at the AFI Film Festival. Last year, she produced the short documentary Team Meryland, which was a finalist at the Tribeca If/Then pitch competition and was acquired by The New Yorker and PBS’s POV Shorts Program.

In 2022, she associate produced the short documentary Long Line of Ladies, which premiered at Sundance and won the jury award at a number of notable festivals including SXSW, Seattle International Film Festival, and San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2020, she wrote and directed Winter of ‘79, based on her family’s escape story from Iran during the 1979 Revolution. The film played at a number of Oscar-qualifying festivals and is now viewable on Omeleto.