Director: Sadeq Es-haqi
Screenwriter: Sadeq Es-haqi
Cast: Kiarash Dadgar, Armin Khoshnik
Producer: Sadeq Es-haqi, Kiarash Dadgar
Cinematographer: Farzad Shahab
Genre: Short film
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Production Company: Lucid Horizon Films
Arash and Rahi are gay couple living in Tehran. They moved to a new house with each other. Their daily life is interrupted by the ghost of Rahi’s ex-lover, Sadeq, who has passed away six years ago and the ghost asks Rahi to live with him. Arash recommends that three of them can live in the house in peace. It seems that their new life is beginning…
导演介绍 Director Biography
Sadeq Es-haqi, B.1998 Tehran, is a young filmmaker from Iran. He studies fine arts at Soore Art University of Tehran. He works as writer, director, editor, dramaturge, translator in cinema and theater. The main themes in his works are women and sexual identity. His first short film Collage (2019) has been selected in more than 20 film festivals around the world. He finished his second short film and working on his first feature film to be filmed soon.
导演阐述 Director Statement
Jouissance is one of the terms that Jacques Lacan discussed. It somehow means pleasure. This film tries to explore some Lacanian terms like 3 stages through the life of 3 characters and combine this kind of living with a poetic narrative and cinematography which results in a cinematic pleasure.
It’s an exploration into magical realism in cinema. I’m interested in Murakami’s literature and I follow most of the adapted movies of his literal works. I tried to create a spooky atmosphere that is similar to Murakami’s works.