Samfonieh Hamid : is a documentary directed and written by Jafar Sadeghi about the personal and athletic life of Hamid Alidousti, the football star of Iran in the 1960s. The documentary, produced over three years, features prominent figures such as Traneh Alidousti, Peyman Moaddi, Adel Ferdowsipour, Pejman Jamshidi, Ali Parvin, and several other well-known personalities.
The film, considered one of the most beloved documentaries in the history of Iranian cinema, premiered at the 2021 Documentary Film Festival as the opening film, receiving positive reviews from critics and audiences throughout the event. Subsequently, it was screened in cinemas across the country, featuring appearances by various celebrities and sports figures.
- Title: Symphony of Hamid
- Director: Jafar Sadeghi
- Based on: The life of Hamid Alidousti
- Cast: Traneh Alidousti, Peyman Moaddi, Pejman Jamshidi, Adel Ferdowsipour, Ali Parvin
- Narrator: Hamid Alidousti
- Music: Amir Shams
- Distributor: Honar Aval
- Release Dates: From February 2022 to June 2022
- Duration: 103 minutes
- Country: Iran
- Language: Persian
The documentary "Symphony of Hamid" provides a poetic and archive-rich exploration of Hamid Alidousti's personal and athletic journey. The director employs a well-crafted narrative and a sweet storytelling approach, offering a unique perspective on the life of a star who has left a lasting legacy. The film's portrayal of Hamid Alidousti as a shining figure from the vibrant years of Iranian football, coupled with his contemporary pursuits in a world less heard of, creates a harmonious blend of past and present.
Jafar Sadeghi, the director, describes the documentary as a narrative of Hamid Alidousti's life, reflecting on his achievements and efforts. "Symphony of Hamid" invites the audience to witness the life of a man who, beyond the football field, chooses to live in a enriched environment. The film celebrates his contentment in spending his years among his interests: books, music, cinema, and the love for football that remains ingrained in his heart. Riding on the wings of Homa (a mythical bird symbolizing fame in Persian literature), the documentary offers a glimpse into the achievements and endeavors of a man who views football as a school of life. "Symphony of Hamid" is an invitation to watch, to contemplate, and to appreciate the symphony that is his life.