World Premiere: 2022 Busan International Film Festival
"[Winning the FILM CRITICS AWARD at FICA Vesoul] for its candid depiction of Iranian society, for the Kafkaesque diemension of the script, for the simplicity and the efficacity of the mise en scène and for the subtle interpretation of all the actors. And we also applaud it as a fine example of cinema on courage."
- Jury of the Festival International de Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul 2023
"[Winning the JURY PRIZE at FICA Vesoul] for knowing how to tell the tragic story of a little man with few means, in a minimalist way and to transmit the drama visually"
by NADER SAEIVAR (DE, IR, TR 2022, 112 min.)
Ayaz is an honest, hardworking man fixated on the dream of having a house of his own. In the meantime, Ayaz and his wife stay with his mother-in-law, investing all their money in the construction of their future home while comfortably living off the money sent to the mother by her son, who has been living abroad for many years in exile.
When the son is suddenly allowed to return, Ayaz sees his dream melting in front of his eyes. In a moment of desperation, he decides to stage a search in his house, hoping to postpone the return of his brother-in-law by scaring him off. His plan works a bit too well and word reaches the actual secret service. Soon, Ayaz finds himself in the constantly tightening grip of an institution bent on turning him against everything and everyone he cares for.
Written and directed by: Nader Saeivar
Cinematographer: Hamid Mehrafroz
Producer: Said Nur Akkus (ArtHood Films)
Co-Producer: Bilal Bagci (G11 Prodüksiyon)
Cast: Vahid Mobasseri, Shahin Kazem Najad, Fahime Jahani, Narjes Delaram et al.