Private Project

Always, Despair

The daughter of a Polish refugee in Iran despairs achieving her dreams and aspirations because she realizes that all the events and problems in her life and people's hostility towards her are due to her father's marriage to a Jewish woman.

  • Mohamad R. Soltani
  • Mohamad R. Soltani
  • Mohamad R. Soltani
  • Parimah Darab Zadeh
    Key Cast
  • Mohadeseh Azadi
    Key Cast
  • Fatemeh Siha Kohi
    Key Cast
  • Mohamad Naderi
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    همیشه، نومیدی
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Mohamad R. Soltani

I am Mohammad Reza Soltani. I mostly work in the script department. I always tried to write with concern and have something new to say about Iranian society. Unfortunately, I still haven't achieved what I have in mind because in this country we are facing many religious and political inequalities and problems, including intra-racial ones. But I always try to write about the concerns of society.

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Director Statement

My concern has always been women and I tried to depict a little of it in this film.
Girls and women in patriarchal society live in injustice and are prevented from achieving their dreams and aspirations. Forough Farrokhzad's poetry is used in the film because he was always the voice of women. Considering the conditions of Iran, the film was made in silence, and it is a short version of a long film.