Private Project

Homa and Sisters

Homa is a depressed girl whose lonely life has left her mentally disturbed and confused. To escape her loneliness, she is living with the false memories that she has borrowed from her sisters' lives. Although this mind-boggling adventure is enjoyable at first, she gradually learns to live with a past that is as uncertain and ambiguous as her future. she can not tolerate it and decide to finish this mental adventure but this is not mental anymore.

  • Homa Bazrafshan
    Sound of Silence
  • Homa Bazrafshan
    Sound of Silence
  • Nima Hassani Nasab
    Sound of Silence
  • Sahra Asadollahi
    Key Cast
    The Salesman
  • Mohammad Reza Solati
    Key Cast
  • Hengameh Bazrafshan
    Key Cast
  • Hediyyeh Bazrafshan
    Key Cast
  • Hayedeh Bazrafshan
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    هما و خواهران
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Milad Farajollahi

    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Shahab Farajollahi
Director Biography - Homa Bazrafshan

Homa Bazrafshan was born in 1986. She studied industrial design but her passion for the cinema took her to the different path of scriptwriting and filmmaking. After some experiences as assistant director and writing for shorts, features, and TV shows, she started to direct her own films. After three experimentation with mobile cameras, resulting in three short films, she made Homa and Sister, a continuation of the earlier experiments in the context of a low-budget, underground cinema in Iran.

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Director Statement

"Homa and Sisters" is about the difficulties, realities, and nightmares of a single girl living in the unfriendly metropolis of Tehran. When Homa's three sisters from their small town unexpectedly pay her a visit, she faces a second threat from the different lifestyles lived by her relatives.
Their relationship in the capital city of Iran both brings them trouble and bonds them together. Homa revisits the memories of her sisters. Emerging from these thoughts is a clearer understanding of the situation and a firm will for change. However, one of the sister's emotional entanglement with a young criminal in the neighborhood changes the game and end the story on a tragic note.
This Homa Bazrafshan's first feature is a self-produced film which hasn't been through the usual process of getting official permission from Iranian authorities, thus allowing the filmmaker to more freely explore in an autobiographical vein some of the issues about gender and the lives of women in Iran who are trying to cross the red lines of society and breaking some of its old taboos