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High Tide

In a borderline village, the father goes to the stormy sea to find the bodies of immigrants, because he feels guilty for drowning them, and villagers blame him. He doesn't come back and his son does anything to help his father return from the sea. A sea that does not give the drowned, unless a ritual tradition is executed.

  • Hamed Golshahi
  • Hamed Golshahi
  • Hamed Golshahi
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama Fiction
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Myart film festival
    November 8, 2019
  • Festival Internacionaldecine-CINESPACIO
  • Festival Internacionaldecine- para una Cultura de Paz (FICCPaz)
  • Kolkata International Film Festival (FIAPF)
Director Biography - Hamed Golshahi

Hamed Golshahi, b. 1987, is an award-winning Iranian film and theatre artist with an MA in Dramatic Literature from Tehran University Of Art. Since 2013, he has been working as a writer, director, and producer in cinema and a playwright in theater. His debut short film, "High Tide 2019" premiered at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) and has been screened in +12 Film International Festivals and won a title globally, including the 8th Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest. He recently made his second short film called "Nabi" in 2024.

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Director Statement

In my film (High Tide), I tried to talk about a global issue, immigration, in a movie with the native culture viewpoint. In addition to human casualties, I like to show how human relationships are extinct in immigrant areas.
My film is about the issue of immigration as a global issue that is narrated in a completely cultural context and in association with a native religion. This indigenous ritual is related to those who are drowned and their corpse is not found. People believe that they should do this ritual that the sea will give the sunken's bodies to the coast.