Private Project

Dinner Time

Nyusha returns to the house of her former roommate, Zahra, to pick up her belongings, and Amirhossein, who has recently settled in that house, lets her in.
When Zahra comes home and confronts Nyusha, a new conflict occurs between these three.
Zahra hides something from her partner, Amirhossein, and Nyusha is upset by Zahra's secrecy and attitude and threatens to reveal everything to him.
Zahra is trying to get Nyusha out of the house as soon as possible. But these unusual behaviors of Zahra make Amirhossein suspicious and curious, which leads to an argument between Amirhossein and Zahra, and
contrary to the wishes of his partner, asks Nyusha to stay for dinner, so that he can understand the truth himself.
At the dinner table and while eating, the arguments of these three rise and finally Zahra reveals the fact that Nyusha was not only her roommate but also her partner.

  • Hadi Yaghmaee
  • Matin Talebzadeh
  • Matin Talebzadeh
  • Hadi Yaghmaei
  • Hadi Yaghmaei
  • Amirhossein Amini
    Key Cast
  • Niusha Keshavarz
    Key Cast
  • Zahra Ahmadi
    Key Cast
  • Ali Asadi
    Director of Photography
  • Alireza Karimzadeh
    Sound Mixer
  • Mina Sharifi
  • Shirin Ekhlasi
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sare Mize Sham
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    500 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
  • 17th Nahal International Student Short Film Festival
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    June 2, 2021
    Best First Film Award
Director Biography - Hadi Yaghmaee, Matin Talebzadeh

Matin Talebzadeh was born in 2000 in Ahvaz.
He started his artistic activities as a teenager when he was 12 years old.
At the age of 17, he became interested in cinema due to his previous interest in film music and composition. At the same time as being admitted to Tehran University of Arts, he began his filmmaking career.
The short film "Dinner Time" was the beginning of his career in this field, which was made and distributed with his classmate "Hadi Yaghmaee".

Hadi Yaghmaee - was born in 2001 in Yazd.
He became interested in photography at the age of 15 and photographed in Yazd with the compact camera that his father bought for him. From the age of 17, he fell in love with cinema after watching the movie Bicycle Thieves. He is currently a film student at Tehran University of Arts. He wrote and directed his first short film, "Dinner Time" with his classmate "Matin Talebzadeh" in his sophomore year and during the Corona pandemic.

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Director Statement

The short film "Dinner Time" is the result of a year-long collective life in the city of Tehran, based on the stories and events that happened to us or those around us.
We did our best to make a film with the least budget and financial support, in the shortest possible time, we briefly tell its story and in the best possible way raise the issue of our minds and avoid any confrontation.

The suppression of various sexual orientations in Iran has led to the exclusion of the LGBTQ community from society. We tried to take a closer look at the impact of this issue on the feelings of the people in this community, which ultimately leads them to concealment in their relationships. We tried to make an unassuming film without any bias, in the service of human values by putting together three heterosexual, gay and bisexual characters. To be able to show the influence of traditional society thoughts and the conflict that arises in people to express their sexual orientation.