Private Project


Moniri and Kheradmand family are in park for a picnic. But after finishing their meal, it is revealed that they are here for something else.

  • Ario Motevaghe
  • Ario Motevaghe
  • Ario Motevaghe
  • Ario Motevaghe
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR Camera
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 51st Nashville film festival
    United States
    best graveyard short film in 51st Nashvil film festival
Director Biography - Ario Motevaghe

Ario Motevaghe was born in Tehran, Iran in 1990. He studied theater in high school and later on found his passion in Cinema, proceeding to study Cinematography major in Soore University.
As a cinematographer, he filmed forty-two short films including “Magralen” which took part in the Short Films Generation Kplus section of Berlinale festival 2019 and “Endorphin” movie which won Special Mention award in Leopards of Tomorrow section, Locarno International Film Festival 2013.
He also filmed and directed many promotional teasers since 2011. Previously he had written three screenplays and two plays, and “weekend” is his first experience as a movie director.
The awards Weekend have already reiceved : graveyard short film in 51st Nashville film festival USA
2. Best drama short film in Tryon film festival USA
3.Best Iranian short film in sedicicorto film festival Italy
4.the special jury award Cinema without border "One shot " film festival Armenia

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Director Statement

Humans love watching, if they come across a spectacular scene.
Throughout history and till this day in many parts of the world, countless people found watching violence in the shadow of the law or their beliefs, entertaining and even so essential that they even encourage their children to do so. “Weekend” movie represent part of Iran’s society that count observing certain forms of violence necessary for them and their children.