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The Winter's Ash

A man with a mental disorder tries to remember the killing of his wife.

  • Navid Valadkhani
    Director
  • Navid Valadkhani
    Writer
  • Navid Valadkhani
    Producer
  • Hamid Reza Bodaqi
    Key Cast
    "Ahmad"
  • Oranous Afshariyan
    Key Cast
    "Leili"
  • Mohammad Farid
    Key Cast
  • Pouria Pishvae
    Director of Photography
  • Amir Hossein Alirezae
    Original Score
  • Hossein Ghorchian
    Sound Design
  • Pouria Akhavan
    Set Design
  • Navid Valadkhani
    Edit
  • Hamid Reza Shariat
    Concept Artist
  • Negin Basiri
    Make-up Artist
  • Parasto Mir Mehdi
    Set Dresser
  • Cihan Tamti
    Graphic Designer
  • Amin Jalili
    Production Manager
  • Sepideh Mostofi
    Script Superviser
  • Sepideh Mostofi
    Still Photographer
  • "The Blind Owl" by Sadegh Hedayat
    Inpired On
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Khakestare Zemestan
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language:
    Persian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tarbiat Modares University
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno
    Salerno
    Italy
    December 10, 2020
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Navid Valadkhani

I was born in 1991 in Tehran and I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction and Master’s degree in Cinema at Tarbiat Modarres University in Iran. I have number of films in frameworks of psychoanalysis, research in human identity, cinematic characters, emotions and atmosphere creation in my resume of activity in cinema.

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Director Statement

Violence against women has always existed in Iran due to old traditions and patriarchy, and we usually see this headline in the news today, and this issue can also be seen in the art and literature of the past.
In Iran, honor killings have been taking place for years, and violence against women has taken place in various ways.
This film was made as a cinema master’s thesis with subject of psychoanalysis and with guidance from Dr. Amir Hasan Nedaei, Inspired by “The Blind Owl” novel written by Sadegh Hedayat in 1936.
"The Blind Owl" is a surrealist novel that deals with violence against women.
Several films have been made from this novel so far, including Kiumars Derambakhsh's 1974 film The Blind Owl. I have tried to look at the story today in this film.