The young Iranian woman had not been expecting this kind of examination. She only wanted to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they began looking at her with suspicion. Suddenly she is trapped, forced to answer personal questions and exposed to insinuations. The camera captures the growing uneasiness with clinical precision.
15’ · Colour
Behdokht Valian (Young Woman)Anahita Eghbalnejad (Female Officer)Alireza Sanifar (Doctor 1)Mojtaba Fallahi (Doctor 2)Pouriya Shakibaei (Doctor 3)Mohsen Roumi (Man With Tattoo)
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1988, his studies at the city’s university focused on sound in poetic cinema. He completed his master’s degree with honours and also published a paper on the topic. He has worked for 12 years as a screenwriter, including for state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, and has also made six short films as director, writer, cinematographer, editor and sound editor. In 2017, his film Away from Home was selected as one of the ten best short films of the year in Iran.Filmography (short films)
2014 Wax 2015 Garbage Dance; documentary · Iranmehr; documentary 2016 Like the Last Day 2017 Away from Home 2018 Tattoo
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019