Talker

For many years an old woman has kept her sick husband until one day this habit ends.

  • Mehrshad Ranjbar
    Director
  • Mojgan Rayegan
    Producer
  • Reza Fathollah Pour
    Producer
  • Sadegh Rezania
    Editor
  • Hashem Moradi
    Cinematography
  • Mohammad Mehdi Javaherizadeh
    Sound Designer
  • Majid Mohammaddoust
    Festival Distributor
  • Maryam Noorafkan
    Key Cast
    "old woman"
  • Abbas Jalal-lou
    Key Cast
    "old man"
  • Mahdieh Roostaie
    Distributor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Pars University
  • 51st Tampere Film Festival 2021
    Tampere
    Finland
    May 16, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 18th Tirana International Film Festival 2020
    Tirana
    Albania
    September 19, 2020
    World Premiere
    Winner of the Best Student Award
  • 23rd Faludi International Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    November 21, 2020
    Winner of the Best short Film Award
  • 50th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival
    Babelsberg
    Germany
    July 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 23rd Kyoto International Student Film&Video Festival
    Kyoto
    Japan
    February 1, 2021
    Asian Premiere
    Grand Prix
  • 43rd Semana de Cine de Lugo
    Lugo
    Spain
    September 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 38th CINEMA JOVE Film Festival
    Valencia
    Spain
    June 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • XXX International Palencia Film Festival
    Palencia
    Spain
    May 15, 2021
    Spain Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 34th SEMANA DE CINE DE MEDINA DEL CAMPO
    Medina del Campo
    Spain
    May 28, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 44. INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE
    Selb
    Germany
    April 8, 2021
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 45th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
    Weiterstadt
    Germany
    August 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 13th Villa María del Triunfo y Lima Sur Film Festival
    Lima
    Peru
    June 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 19th Ischia Film Festival
    Ischia
    Italy
    June 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 14th Islantilla Cinefórum Film Festival
    Huelva
    Spain
    July 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 37th Tehran International Film Festival
    Tehran
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    November 13, 2020
    National Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 19th Festival Nacional de Cinema Estudantil de Guaíba/Mostra
    Guaíba
    Brazil
    December 5, 2020
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 11th MikroFAF - International festival of DIY and independent short film
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    November 13, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 16th Osaka Asian Film Festival
    Osaka
    Jersey
    March 5, 2021
    Osaka Premiere
    Spotlight Section
  • 6th CURTS DE MOSCATELL
    Teulada
    Spain
    August 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 17th Salento International Film Festival 2020
    Tricase
    Italy
    September 1, 2020
    Italian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival Città di Chivasso
    Chivasso
    Italy
    December 19, 2020
    Winner of the Best Cinematography & the Best Editing
  • 39th Fajr Film Festival
    Tehran
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    February 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • VI Mostra Curts de Moscatell de Teulada
    Valencia
    Spain
    February 25, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Mehrshad Ranjbar

Mehrshad Ranjbar, born on 28 February 2000,
He graduated in animation from the Seda va Sima Art school. studied directing in Asghar Farhadi's courses, and a student of drama literature at Pars University.
This is his first short film.

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Director Statement

We have been taught to brush our teeth ever since we were kids, I feel like we were not worried about our teeth after while, and we just do it as a habit. It has always been a question for me that all we do routinely, is what we want or is just an addiction. In the short film, Talker, I asked this question from the life of an old woman and an old man.