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Death Of An Old Woman's Husband

An old woman's husband passes away in bed after a regular day. She attempts to get back on the routine track, but doing so, the absence becomes a reflection of his incomprehensible characteristics.

  • Hadi Yaghmaee
  • Hadi Yaghmaee
  • Hadi Yaghmaee
  • Maryam Boobani
    Key Cast
  • Mohammad Rabbani
    Key Cast
  • Matin Bagheri
  • Sara Azampanah
    Scene Production
  • Asma Ahmadi
    Custome Designer
  • Ramin Abousedgh
    Sound Designer
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - TUA
Distribution Information
  • Room 23
    Country: Afghanistan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hadi Yaghmaee

Hadi Yaghmaee (born in 2001) is an Iranian writer, director, editor, videographer, and photographer studying scriptwriting BA at the Tehran University of Arts. His first LGBTQ short film Dinner Time (2021), won the first-time filmmaker award at the 17th Nahal international student short film festival and was selected for the 17th Central Florida Film Festival. His second short film, Death of an Old Woman’s Husband, written, directed, and edited by himself, is a 16-minute no dialogue short film cast by Maryam Boobani without mandatory hijab for the first time in Iran.

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Director Statement

Knowing that the older man dies, the information the film title gives, "Death of an Old Woman's Husband," focuses on an elderly man's daily routine and shows his death through his wife's observation, following the old woman for the rest of the film, and fallows her acts despite the old man's absence; can waken a deep sense of identification. Static and long take shots with numerous silent moments make the audience feel the stagnation and senescence in a stagnant relationship. The partner dies, the love still exists, and the survivor finds themselves acting like the passing one.