Private Project

Circle Law

Two couples are camping in a forest at night. Something happens that night that affects the life of both couples. By portraying two periods of the life of the two couples, the past that happened in the forest and the present that is heavily affected by the past events, Circle Law tries to ponder the circular structure of the humans’ lives.

  • Mehrshad Golkarian
  • Mehrshad Golkarian
  • Mehrshad Golkarian
  • Hooman Barghnavard
    Key Cast
  • Payam Ahmadinia
    Key Cast
  • Yazdan Kokabi Saba
    Key Cast
  • Raha Fereidooni
    Key Cast
  • Parnian Eslami
    Key Cast
  • Leili Joneidi
    Key Cast
  • Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
    Director of Cinematography
  • Pooyan Sholevar
  • Milad Movahedi
    Film Score Composer
  • Hossein Ghourchian
  • Mohsen Kheirabadi
    Special Effects
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    قانونِ دایره
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Student Project:
  • 16th Kinoproba Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    December 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 21th Bunter Hund International Short Film Festival
    March 8, 2020
    Selected for the special programme
  • 64th Regional Youth cinema Festival- Asoric
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    December 30, 2019
    Special Jury Award for Best Fiction Short Film
  • 19th Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival
    United States
    Judges Select Award for 2020
Director Biography - Mehrshad Golkarian

Date of birth : 10, 5, 1988 Tehran, Iran .
Master of Cinema from Tehran University of Art (2016-19)
Designer and director of the following theaters:
• “This Home is Cluttered” written by Ali Abedi (Place & Date: Tehran 2014)
• “Faith Healer” written by Brian Friel (Place & Date: Tehran 2014)
Participate in the following workshops:
• Cinematography, Master Class with Mahmoud Kalari (2016)
• Directing, Master Class with Behnam Behzadi (2016-17)
• Play writing (theatre), Master Class with Mohammad Charmshir (2014)

Other artistic activities:
• Costume designer in the short film “The Visit” by Aryan Golsoorat, 2019
• Writing film criticism for the newspaper entitled “Etemad, IRAN”
• Members of the chief editors committee in 24 frames website,a professional Iranian website for short movie (2017 to Present).

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Director Statement

The main idea of “Circle Law” comes from a rare experience in my childhood. When I was a kid, my dad bought an old camcorder. The kids did not have permission to handle that expensive camera. I wanted to use that camera to portray the childish stories I had in my mind. So when my dad was not home, I used it secretly. The enjoyment of making those childlike films from family members always accompanied the guilty feeling of deceiving my father. Circle Law's endeavor, as my first film, is to tell a story about that guilty sense.