Samim an Afghan migrant is working illegally in a wedding hall in Tehran. Jalal, the head of the hall who’s taking care of Samim wants to take him to wedding secretly and it’s the beginning of the story…

  • Behzad Azadi
  • Behzad Azadi
  • Farid Ebrahimi
  • Alireza Sanifar
    Key Cast
    " Djalal "
  • Mohammad Hoseini
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Behzad Azadi

Behzad Azadi started his career in filmmaking by acting in a short fiction named “The Scarlet Narration of the Rain” at the age of 16. He made his first short film in senior high school titled “This Is Not Enough”. Behzad enrolled in Undergraduate Creative Writing at Tehran Art University, where he experienced several student projects as a Still Photographer and Assistant Camera. He made his first short fiction, “Edriss” which won the Young Talent Award in Tehran’s International Short Film Festival and multiple other Iranian festivals in 2011. His second short narrative “Temporary’ won the best Jury Prize from Busan International Film Festival and numerous other festivals in Freiburg, Sidney, Izmir, Rio de Janeiro, Tripoli Film Festival and Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival.
Behzad’s graduation film “Slaughterhouse: Koshtargah” was selected for Cannes Cinéfondation in 2015. This latter has attended numerous film festivals around the world and won a handful of awards in national and international festivals. Attending his graduate course in 2016 at the Academy of Cinema and Television, he made his fourth short, “The Blue Class” and later in 2018, “Black Eared” which attended the New Orleans Film Festivals. Behzad has finished his latest short fiction named “Kooseh” in 2020. He is now working on his first feature under the working title “Storks” which is an extended version of his well- received short film, “Slaughterhouse”.
Behzad Azadi’s Filmography:
2006 This is Not Enough
2011 Edriss
2013 Temporary (Movaqat)
2015 Slaughterhouse (Koshtargah) 2016 The Blue Class (Kelas-e Abi) 2019 Black Eared (Goosh Siah) 2021 Kooseh

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Director Statement

I'm a Kurdish filmmaker from Iran. I migrated to Tehran while I was a 15 years old lonely boy. Living in Tehran was so different from my previous experience in Kurdistan: it was like emigrating to a new country. This living experience caused me to pay a close attention to immigration issues and made me to make a movie about an Afghan teenager immigration to Iran after making 5 movies about social issues in Tehran and Kurdistan. I was sexually harassed by my boss when I stared to work in a restaurant in Tehran. This memory stayed with me until I made this short movie.