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A hospital's janitor man (RAJAB) who is in charge of cleaning services, starts to like a new bride patient (SANIEH) who is in coma in ICU section because of the cave-in of earthquake. After a while he secretly starts to have intercourse with her. Then he becomes a vampire, and the girl be the only source of life for him. The girl's mother in-law (ASOU) who has lost her only son in the earthquake gets notified by the doctors that her daughter in-law is pregnant, but fetus's grow might be hazardous for mother and her baby. Doctors recommend abortion but after all the woman must make the decision. She does not want to lose the baby, so decides to keep the baby. She goes to someone who can write prayers, and asks for a prayer to protect the baby alive. They transfer the girl from the hospital to home. The janitor who is now a vampire realizes that his only source of life has disappeared, thinks that she's dead, so he does not return to the hospital. After a while the baby is born but the mother dies. The janitor who just found the girl in the mortuary, takes her corpse to home and puts his own heart in her chest.

  • Amirhosein Saqafi
  • Amirhosein Saqafi
  • Amirhosein Saqafi
  • Abolfazl Nasiri
    Key Cast
    "Rajab Rabizadeh"
  • Homa Shahidizadeh
    Key Cast
    "Asou Bavandi"
  • Zahra Madadi
    Key Cast
    "Sanieh Boukbouyani"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    صبح بی‌طلوع
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
    Kurdish, Persian
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tehran University of Art
Director Biography - Amirhosein Saqafi

• Being educated in primary and secondary school in Mathematics and physics 2012.
• Being student of Urban Engineering in Tehran University of Art from 2012 to 2014.
• Professionally studying and doing Acting from 2013 till now on.
• Professionally active in cinema production, being director first assistant, in costume group, and set group, 2013-2018.
• Having a BA in Cinema at Tehran University of Art 2014-2018.
• Having an MA in Dramatic Literature at Tehran University of Art 2018-2021.
• Founding the first low (&no) budget short film event in Iran 2019.

• Lie, Shame, Truth 2016
• Knot 2016, being selected in 13th Nahal International Film Festival
• Small Crimes 2017, produced by Morteza Farshbaf, being nominated in 14th Nahal International Film Festival.
Semi-Finalist in Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco 2018.
• A Girl with Short Hair 2020

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Director Statement

I think the key to all misunderstandings and ambiguities in the world is Metaphor. The truth of the universe is different from it’s reality. It is not possible to achieve truth with direct observation. Reality defaces the truth. In here, with exaggerations and magnifications, metaphor, pushes tricky reality away to see the hidden truth clearly. The only way to save humans from bitterness and confusion is awareness of the truth of the surrounding world; however, this truth, is scary, brutal and unfair. Fantasy is the result of using metaphor in cinema.