Holy lies

On the birthday of the youngest son of the family, he finds out that his mother has betrayed his wife and this is a severe punishment for Radin

  • Behnam Motamedi
  • Behnam Motamedi
  • Behnam Motamedi
  • Sohrab Esfahani
    Key Cast
  • Sahra gol Shirazi
    Key Cast
  • Ilya Shah beg
    Key Cast
  • Amir Eskandari
    production manager
  • Mahmood reza Enshaei
    director assistant & production planner
  • Mohammad Asgari
    first assistant camera
  • Esi Vasheghani
    second assistant camera
  • Emma Pedram
    script supervisor
  • Pouria Shahbazi
    sound recorder
  • Mehdi Arafati
    set designer
  • Ali Zandi
    unit manager
  • Leyla Moharrampour
    still photographer
  • Azadeh Ghavam
    costume designer
  • Simin Pedram
    backstage camera
  • Hamid reza Safavi borna
    supply chain manager
  • Soheyl Hosseini
    editor & sound designer
  • Ali Ehsani
    director of photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    دروغ های مقدس
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Behnam Motamedi

Behnam (Amirhossein) Motamedi was born and raised in Tehran in 1988. He started his career as a stage and costume designer for theater/cinema in 2005. After working in theater for several years, he entered cinema and television. He has appeared in several films and serials including Yadoo (2021), Diapason (2019), The Time I Came (2016), Sealed Secret (2013), Fall of an Angel (2011, TV series). etc. His first short film, Delanya (1395) was a completely experimental film. So he decided to experiment and learn for 3 years before making his second short film Gangariya (2019). In 2022, his third short film called Holy Lies, which has not yet been released. Slap is his last short film written and directed by himself.

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Director Statement

The dark triad traits (narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychosis) are characterized by manipulation, emotional coldness, and a lack of empathy. Current studies examined the influence of dark triad traits on heterosexual women's infidelity and romantic revenge. For Study 1, women (N - 102) completed the Mach IV, the NPI-16, the Levenson Self-Report Psychoticism Scale, the Custom Infidelity Experience Scale, the Infidelity Intentions Scale, and the Infidelity Susceptibility Instrument. Findings showed that dark triad traits predicted prior experience of infidelity, intention to engage in infidelity, and perceived susceptibility to partner infidelity. Narcissism and secondary psychopathy were the most influential traits.For Study 2, women (N - 108) completed trait measures of the aforementioned dark triad and responded to a hypothetical scenario describing partner infidelity. Dark triad traits predicted every type of revenge assessed except desire to end the relationship. Secondary psychosis was the only dark triad trait to emerge as a significant individual predictor. Together, these studies suggest that dark triad traits predict women's own infidelity. Their perceived vulnerability to partner infidelity and revenge in response to this betrayal.