Experiencing Interruptions?


A man wants to hold two flags but every time that he folds one of them the other one unfolds. Somehow it seems that they are alive and they don’t want to be folded. The man tries to death but he sticks in a vicious cycle.

  • Abdolreza Salimi
  • Abdolreza Salimi
  • Abdolreza Salimi
  • Ehsan Khosravi
    Key Cast
    "The man"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    65 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Mobile
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Abdolreza Salimi

Born: 28 August 1989 in Zanjan, Iran
BA Pant Protection at Zanjan University
MA Film Studies at Tehran University of art
Studying MA Business Administration of Art at Iran National Film School and Tehran Institute of Technology (Financial Sciences and Business Management Department)
Cinema Activities:
Founder of the first animation group of ACECR ( Academic Center for Education, Culture, and Research ) in Iran.
A teacher at IYCS ( Iranian Youth Cinema Society ) - Cinema History – Experimental Cinema
Teacher of Screenwriting, Film editing, and Directing
Worked at Iran National Film Archive

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Director Statement

During the past decades, my country has been struggling with economic, social, and foreign as well as domestic political issues. These conflicts have reached a crisis point in the last few years. Thus, I decided to make a film as a protest against the current circumstances and the corruption within the government. However, no film institute or organization supported me. So, I decided to make a low-budget, experimental movie to indirectly express my disapproval toward this matter. I chose to submit my film for critical evaluation to the foreign international film festival because no national festival accepted my film due to its political content. Also, I was warned by a few of my professors that such a film may have severe repercussions for my career and personal life in Iran.
This film portrays the current conflicts among the authorities and Iranian youth and their attempt to cause an upheaval in the present political system. Yet, their protests are shut down consistently and they are in fact, stuck in a vicious circle.