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Festival Season:

January 2024

The Transience

The Transience

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Ipek Shahbazi, Ario Motevaghe
Ipek Shahbazi, Ario Motevaghe
Ipek Shahbazi, Ario Motevaghe, Minoo Azadeh Namini
0:14:59

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A young couple enters an unknown village where a sorceress lives who opposes the entry of strangers into the city. The villagers want to sacrifice a lactating dog at the behest of the sorceress so that a pregnant woman can be saved from death. The young couple saves the lactating dog and they take it with themselves.



Submitter Statement

Superstitious beliefs have been prevalent in Iran for centuries, and despite the advancement of culture and knowledge in society in recent decades and the effective actions taken by the young generation, superstitions still pose a threat to the lives of animals and humans in some regions of Iran. Therefore, we tried to depict the encounter between two young individuals, representing the informed and enlightened humans, and the rural community who, due to limited access to educational resources and lack of awareness, are more prone to superstitious practices. By highlighting this important issue, the film seeks to raise awareness and foster dialogue.

Ipek Shahbazi was born in Iran in 1991. She studied mathematics in high school, because she was interested in art, she studied theater direction at Sooreh University. During this period, she has done several activities in the theater such as assistant director, director and acting of several theaters. She is studying film direction in the master's degree at the University of Arts and made his first film in the spring of 2022. 

Ario Motevaghe was born in 1990 in Tehran. He studied theater in high school school and later found his passion in cinema and continued his studies in Cinematography at Soura University. As a cinematographer, he shot more than fifty short films, including "Magellan". He participated in the Kplus generation short film section of the Berlinale 2019 festival and the movie "Endorphin" which won a special award Leopards of Tomorrow section, Locarno International Film Festival 2013. He has also shot and directed many promotional teasers since 2011. He had written three screenplays and two plays. The short film "Weekend" is his first experience as a director. It is a 2020 product that has won many awards During this period, she has done several activities in the theater such as assistant director, director and acting of several theaters. She is studying film direction in the master's degree at the University of Arts and made his first film in the spring of 2022.

Key Cast

Sahel Namvar, Mansour Nasiri

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