Private Project

Dreamy Fragrance of Spring Blossoms

A dead family lives in a house for a long time. A mother, a father, and a son. War's taken the son, the heart of this family.

  • Hera Khanmirzaei
  • Amirhosein Saqafi
  • Hera Khanmirzaei
  • Hera Khanmirzaei
  • IYCS
  • Homa Shahidizadeh
    Key Cast
  • Mohammad Reza Bahrami
    Key Cast
  • Farid Tahmasebi
    Director of Photography
  • Amirhosein Saqafi
    Scene and Costume Design
  • Houman Eskandari
    Scene and Costume Design
  • Mahommad Qanavati
    Sound Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    عطر خیال‌انگیز شکوفه‌های بهاری
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tehran University of Art
  • Miracle Makers International Film Festival 2023

    United States
    Official Selection
  • Anti-War International Independent Film Festival 2023

    Official Selection
  • Give Peace a Screen 2023

    Official Selection
  • Atlanta Technical College Film Festival 2023

    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Hera Khanmirzaei, Amirhosein Saqafi

Hera Khanmirzaei
I'm an Iranian 20-year-old film student at Tehran University of Art. My main interest is filmmaking, and I work as screenwriter, director, and editor. I've directed short films and documentaries so far. I'm joyful and hopeful in this extraordinary journey.
Amirhosein Saqafi
● Born on 16 February 1994, in Tehran, Iran.
● Being educated in primary and secondary school in Mathematics
and physics 2012.
● Being student of Urban Engineering in Tehran University of Art
from 2012 to 2014.
● Professionally studying and doing Acting from 2013 till now on, presented in world film festivals.
● Professionally active in cinema production, being director first
assistant, costume group, and set group, 2013-2018.
● Professionally editing short films, and documentaries, 2015 till now
● Assistant Editor to Bahram Dehghani in Saeed Roustaei's "Leila's Brothers" premiered in Cannes Film Festival 2022.
● Having a BA in Cinema at Tehran University of Art 2014-2018.
● Certificated with 36 th FIFF Talent Campus 2018
● Having an MA in Dramatic Literature at Tehran University of Art
● Founding the first low (&no) budget short film event in Iran 2019.

● Lie, Shame, Truth / Amirhosein Saqafi / 2016 / 10 / Documentary
● Knot / Amirhosein Saqafi / 2016 / 40 / Fiction / being selected in 13th Nahal International Film Festival
● Small Crimes / Amirhosein Saqafi / 2017 / 26 / Fiction / produced by Morteza Farshbaf / being nominated in 14th Nahal International Film Festival. Semi-Finalist in Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco 2018.
● A Girl with Short Hair / Amirhosein Saqafi / 2020 / 40 / Docudrama
● Sunless Morning / Amirhosein Saqafi / 2021 / 70 / Fiction / First Feature / In shooting
● Dreamy Fragrance of Spring Blossoms/ Hera Khanmirzaei-Amirhosein Saqafi / 2023 / 13 / Fiction

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Director Statement

The film uses a specific visual design in cinematography, acting, scene, and costume, to get a rare atmosphere to narrate an unusual "expectancy" of a mother and a father who are waiting for their dead son who had gone to war. Everything's felt dead now.
As a family that has been through this experience, we believe, "The death toll of a war has never been real; Every bullet kills more than just one man".