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Talk my Man

Short Synopsis
Kaveh is worried about his new relationship with his girlfriend, Negar, because Negar’s ex-boyfriend harasses her. Meantime, as Kaveh has divorced his ex-husband and lives with his daughter Nasim, he is worried about his daughter’s mental state too. During the nights he spends with his girlfriend, his bother looks after Nasim. Kaveh’s brother is not on good terms with Kaveh and criticises him continually. One day they call Kaveh from school and tell him his daughter has used violence against her classmate. Kaveh goes to school and is faced with Nasim’s real father, his ex-husband. Kaveh used to be a woman who has had a sex reassignment surgery and he is a man now.

  • Mohammad Miraliakbari
  • Mohammad Miraliakbari
  • Mehrdad Niknam
  • Mohammad Miraliakbari
  • ‏ Neda Golrangi
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    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Mohammad Miraliakbari

I am Mohammad Miraliakbari, born in Tehran in 1975. I graduated in theatre from Art and Architecture College and received my MA in Dramatic Literature. I have loved making films since my teens and made some experimental video films with my classmates when I was at university. I have done playwriting and theatre directing professionally since 1998. I have written almost 40 plays and directed about 10 plays. Because of my views and critical approach towards the society and my country’s politics, I have always faced bans and censorship during my career, in a way that I was banned from directing any play for seven years. I returned to my youth love, filmmaking, in 2019. Talk, My Man is the first short film that I made professionally.

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Director Statement

As a dramatist, I had only one goal in creating the character and story and that was to discover the world around me; to discover a society, people, and their relationships. Now that I have returned to filmmaking, I can discover better the world around me with the angle of my camera. I was born and am living in the land of limitations; in a country, the women’s rights are very limited. In my society, minorities, especially sexual minorities, are not allowed to have opinions, ideas, or dialogues. I have not been one of the sexual minorities, but after meeting them, I decided to discover them and their world. I intend to make a short film tetralogy with LGBT themes. I will make a short film for each letter of the initialism, which represents a community. Talk, My Man is the first film of the series that deals with the transsexuals. It interested me that in a traditional society, a woman decided to change her gender and became a man, and how she would be treated by her children, family, and workplace. This is the beginning of the discovery of a world.