Burning Smell of Stone

An old man with his little granddaughter opens his grocery store after several days.But except for a woman, none of the women in the neighborhood buy from the old man's shop.

  • Zardosht Afshari
  • Zardosht Afshari
  • Zardosht Afshari
  • Mohammad Mazloom
    Key Cast
    "Haj Abbasi"
  • Taranom Ebrahimi
    Key Cast
  • Jamal Joinda
    Director of Photography
  • Omid Ashouri
    Sound Recordist
  • Parsa Asheghan
    Sound Designer
  • Javad Biglarzadeh
  • Hossein Tavakoli
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Booye Sookhtane Sang
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Women, Human rights, Family
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
    Azerbaijani, Persian
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Ferfilm International Film Festival
    September 5, 2018
    World Premiere
    Short Film Competition
  • Lonely Seal Film Festival
    Arlington (Boston)
    United States
    October 6, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Short Film Competition
  • Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    November 16, 2018
    New York Premiere
    International Official Selection
    December 5, 2018
    Asia Premiere
    International Official Selection
  • Tally Shorts Film Festival
    United States
    January 25, 2019
    Florida Premiere
    International Official Selection
  • Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
    Morgan Hill & Gilroy
    United States
    April 7, 2019
    California Premiere
    Short Film Official Selection
  • North Jersey Human Rights Film Festival
    Ridgewood New Jersey
    United States
    May 11, 2019
    New Jersey Premiere
    Short Film Official Selection
  • Hoboken International Film Festival
    North Haledon, New Jersey
    United States
    May 20, 2019
    Short Film Official Selection
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    United States
    August 27, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Catalina Film Festival
    The Catalina Island
    United States
    September 27, 2019
    International Short Films
  • PUBLICYSTYKA International Independent Film Festival
    October 19, 2019
    Poland premiere
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • Zardosht Afshari
    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Zardosht Afshari

Zardosht Afshari was born and raised in Khuzestan province, Iran in 1982. He started by writing short stories and film scripts. His first short film "A Day with My Mother" was premiered at the 2014 Split International Film Festival. This independent short film played festivals in Iran, Rome, Taos of New Mexico, India and Spain.
He has BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Tehran and M.A. in Dramatic Literature from University of Tehran, Iran.

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Director Statement

The idea of my second short film “ Burning Smell of Stone” sparked a few years ago in my mind. By writing the script and directing it I tried to share this story in the medium of short film by others.
I collected all the costs of this short film from my friends and people around me who loved the story. So it's a completely independent film.
In this short film, as well as my first short film named “ A Day With My Mother” I tried to address the issues of women in Iranian society.