Private Project

The Fifth Note

Inspired by the Pygmalion and Galatea legend, adoring love and its effect on an aimless human life.

  • Hossein Shahbazi
  • Hossein Shahbazi
  • Iman Niknam
  • Iman Niknam
    Key Cast
    "And Just Two More..."
  • Pejman Maleki
    Key Cast
  • Sahar Soleimanzadeh
    Key Cast
  • Negin Najafi
    Key Cast
  • Reza Sheibani
    Director of Photoghophy
  • Ghazaleh Jahanbin
    Costume designer
  • davood Gholipour
    Sound Recordist
  • Hojat Mousavi
    Makeup Designe
  • Manouchehr Sanei
    And Just Two More, The Gatecrasher, Flasher
  • Vahid Ahmadkia
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Distribution Information
  • Shahab Farajollahi
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • Mohsen Farajollahi
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hossein Shahbazi

Hossein Shahbazi was born in 1988 in Ardabil province and currently lives in Tehran. He has a bachelor's degree in film directing from the University of Applied Sciences and a degree in acting from the Mahan Institute of Thought. Hossein Shahbazi has been a professional since 2010. He started his acting career in theater and after a while, he staged his first play as a director. Shahabazi also started making short films when he entered the university. He has staged eleven plays as a director. He has also acted in full plays and serials, but his main concern is the medium of cinema because he feels that he cannot provide the reason for its expansion and he can expose the possibilities of the medium of cinema to his ideas.

That Man Came, Writer and Director, 2015, Short Film
Nasrin, Director, 2017, Short Film
The Elegant Party, Writer and Director, 2018, Short Film
The Fifth Note, Writer and Director, 2021, Short Film
The Overpass, Co-writer and Director, 2021, Feature Film

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Director Statement

The short film is trying to narrate the mythical love through a contemporary story and events – although something else hides beneath such surface- "The Fifth Note", the G note, means shining, means the sun. the homeless guy falls in love with a mannequin and due to his persistence the god of love agrees and a saleswoman reminding the man of the mannequin, due to appearance similarity, since we only see her from back and with the same dress the mannequin was wearing and her foot limping, convinces him that she has come to life, so he gets what he wants at the end. But this is not the real story, the mannequin is an external object which changes the man internally. The man sees his reflection in the window-shop and decides to change. He sets fire to all his belongings reminding him o the past. Destroying them he puts on a white suit meaning a being reborn but yet again events out o his control turns him into a filthy and messy person again. Looking for the mannequin from the beginning till the very end indicates the phases of life, from birth to death- purity to filth and a repeat of event out of his control that makes him sordid again- when you, as a human, suffer; it means you exist.