How Should One Wait For Godot

“How Should One Wait for Godot” is an adaptation of Samuel Becket’s two plays, Waiting for Godot and EndGame.
Does waiting for Godot help us reach the destination?

Two men and a donkey are waiting for Godot to arrive, but perhaps they have not been waiting the right way.

  • Arshia Zeinali
  • Arshia Zeinali
  • Arshia Zeinali
  • Farshad Haghanipour
    Key Cast
    "Not mentioned."
  • Arshia Zeinali
    Key Cast
    "Not mentioned"
  • Kianoush Qavami
    Key Cast
    "Not mentioned."
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tehran International Short Film Festival (Academy Awards Qualifying Festival))
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    October 19, 2021
    World Premier
  • (Winner / Best Dark Comedy) Independent Shorts Awards / USA

    United States
    Best Dark Comedy
  • (Winner / Best Experimental Short) Mumbai International Cult Film Festival / India
  • (Winner / Best Experimental) Korea International Short Film Festival / South Korea
  • (Nominated / Best Experimental) ISFA Awards / Iran
  • (Winner / Best Experimental / Moscow Shorts Film Festival / Russia
Director Biography - Arshia Zeinali

Arshia Zeinali :
Iranian Actor & Short film maker.
Bachelor of theater direction from Soore Art University of Tehran.
Cinema and Theater, playwright, Theater and short film screen writer, Cinema director.

Filmography (Director) :
1-Good, Bad, Ugly / 7min

2-A Beautiful Mind / 3min

3-Masquage /12 min

4-From Left to Right /6min
(WINNER)Global Film Festival Awards/USA

5-Hypnotism /9min
(WINNER) International Peace & Film Festival/USA

6-At First Sight /3min
(WINNER) Stockholm International Monthly Awards / Sweden

7-Karma /12min
1- ( Winner)III Festival CINE ANIMAL Bogotá/Colombia
2-(Finalist) Rieti & Sabina Film Festival/ ITALY
3-(Finalist) On Air Festival/ ITALY
4-(Finalist) Davies International Film Festival / USA

8-In Perspective / 12min
1-( WINNER) Queen Palm International Film Festival/USA
2-(WINNER/Best Actor) 12th Iranian Film Festival /USA
3-(Nominated for Best Actor) Luleå Film Festival/ Sweden
4-(WINNER) Carnival The Haunted Pamlico Film Festival/ USA
5-(WINNER/ Best Short Film) Queens Underground Film Festival / USA
6-(WINNER/ Best Actor) TERAMAN Film Festival / Italy
7-(WINNER / Best Script) Indie For You Film Festival / USA

9-Doomsday Clock / 2min

10-Crusher / 9min
1-(Winner/Best Sound and Score) Geelong International Film Festival /Australia
2-(Winner/Best Short Film) Salt House Creative Film Festival / Australia
3-(Winner/Best Actor) Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival / USA
4-(Winner) 6th Fly Film Festival / USA

11-FORGOTTEN / 53 Min

12- How Should One Wait For Godot / 28 Min
1-(Winner / Best Director) Tehran International Short Film Festival / Iran
2-(Winner / Best Dark Comedy) Independent Shorts Awards / USA
3-(Winner / Best Experimental Short) Mumbai International Cult Film Festival / India
4-(Winner / Best Experimental) Korea International Short Film Festival / South Korea
5-(Nominated / Best Experimental) ISFA Awards / Iran
6-(Winner / Best Experimental / Moscow Shorts Film Festival / Russia
7-(Winner)Taiga / Russian Federation
8-(Nominated) Kautik International Film Festival / India

Filmography (Writer) :
1-Moon and Fishes
3-Gloomy Sunday
4-The Mechanic Shop
8- Pomegranate Tree Place
(Winner / Best Short Script) Independent Shorts Awards / USA
(Winner / Best Short Script) Indie Short Fest / USA

Filmography (Actor) :
1-Exam by Saeed Motarassed
2-A Bottlr Of Milk by Amirreza Amjadi
3-Periodicity by Ali Khoshdouni
4-Good, Bad, Ugly by Mohammadreza Alipour
5-Mother by Hashem Tohidi
6-Oblivion by Ali Barari
7-Forbidden Hunting by Hassan Mohajer
8-UTOPIA by Alimohammad Eghbaldar
9-Ring by Navvab Mahmoudi
10-AZURE by Mana Pakseresht
11- UFO by Hosseini Brothers
12-Black Box by Matine Khoshdel
13-AZHE by Hadi Rezayati
14-Silence By Smira Karimi
15-World-Weary by Reza Golchin

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Director Statement

Today’s world appears to be heading toward a horrendous freefall. Modern humanity, inflicted with consumerism, is so greedy that it is plowing ahead while turning a blind eye on all other earth’s life forms. In the finite span of life remaining for mother earth, if humanity fails to find a way out on its own, there will not be a saviour coming to the rescue either. Much like the myth of Sisyphus, the waiting game is pointless and we have reached the final act.
Surely, the adaptation of the two plays, “Waiting for Godot” and “EndGame” would be considered as a great aid in depicting this dark story, but these are all tools with concern over environmental issues to warn against an era where life in all its forms is headed for a down fall.
A story rife with notable symbolism that aims to promote thought as the undertone of this tragic, episodal comedy.