Jumomg is a bull that hasn't had any rival in the north of Iran for several years. Farzin is looking for a rival for Varza battle until the Jumong remains in the area without any rival.
This is a secret war.

  • Rahim Sadr
  • Rahim Sadr
  • Mahdi Behbahani
  • Mohammad Tabrizi
  • Ahmad Chaharmahali
  • Milad Fallah
  • Shayan Behpour
  • Ali Fazli
  • Ali Ghasemi
  • Bahram Emrani
  • Parviz Abnar
    Sound designer
  • Farbod Jalali
  • Farid Pooryousef
    Visual effects
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Rahim Sadr

Director, writer, producer and photographer Rahim Sadr, born Mashhad, Iran, June 1t, 1987. He worked as a photographer before exploring filmmaking in the 2006. He graduated Bachelor degree in photography and in 2019 he earned Master degree in cinema at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran.

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Director Statement

Human existence is always tied to love, hatred, anger and love. This question that How people always treat each other and go beyond their inhumane behavior has been a hidden concern in my films. On one of my trips for photography in the north of Iran, I saw a ceremony known as the Varza war. In the north of Iran Varza means bull and Varza war means war between two bulls. This war which has a history of about 600 years old. This race was forbidden by the order of some kings about 400 years ago but this it is still being fought in secret.
The question of how humans allow themselves to kill two animals for their own amusement involved my mind in making this documentary, Unfortunately this is a family legacy from fathers to sons. Because Varza war and betting are secretly waged, after finding the subject and character every time, a few days left to shooting the characters would either give up or they declined to cooperate due to threats from indigenous people. Initial research to find the subject through interviews and photography took about a year, then the two-stage shooting was done in spring and autumn. By focusing on Jumong in the film, I tried to tell the story of Jumong and Varza war. And I also narrated of Farzin who owned Jumong. The narrative type of the film is based on a narrative that drives the audience into these people's lives, and it is ultimately Jumong's accompaniment throughout the story.