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Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Alireza Ghasem
Narrative Short
Iran | 16 min | 2017

A 16-year-old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital – due to her young age – won’t let her into the morgue and ask her to bring her guardian instead. However, the girl insists that most of her family is in jail for criminal activities. Finally, after her insistence, they agree to let her into the morgue…

Lunch Time - Alireza GhasemiAlireza Ghasemi

Alireza Ghasemi, born in 1990 Iran, received his bachelor degree from Tehran University of Art in film directing. He is currently a film studies master student at the Cinema and Theater Department of Tehran University of Art. He was the director of the 11th Nahal Student Short Film Festival, and later became a member of the Nahal Academy. In addition to writing and directing several short films, he has founded The Globe International Silent Film Festival in 2015.

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Film Information

Director: Alireza Ghasemi
Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Language: Persian
Runtime: 16 min.
Rated: PG-13


Writer: Alireza Ghasemi
Producer: Alireza Ghasemi
Cinematography: Mohamad Hadadi
Editor: Bahram Emrani

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