A 6-year-old mute boy and his mother attend a pre-school health screening. As the boy is being assessed by a speech therapist, he acts differently, which complicates the situation. Original Title Parvandeh Year of production 2022 Length 20' Country Iran Shooting Format Digital Aspect Ratio 16:9 Dialogue Persian DirectorSonia K. Hadad Producer Payman Shadmanfar Writer Sonia K. Hadad Cinematographer Mohammad Rasouli Editor Ehsan Vaseghi Sound Designer Ramin Abousedgh Sound Recordist Meysam Hasanloo Production Designer Mohsen Nassrollahi Costume Designer Sonia K. Hadad Makeup Designer Iman Omidvari Colorist Farbod Jalali Graphic Designer Siavash Bahadori Raad Still Photographer Somayeh Jafari CastAmirali Taherabadi, Mahin Sadri, Elaheh Afshari, Javad Pouladi, Mojtaba Rajabi
Director's Statement I have always been the type of child who, rather than simply following the steps provided, is curious to explore other options. The sort of child who would strive to give everything she did a distinctive style. Curiosity has always played an influential role in my life, and I pay close attention to the details of people's lives and environments so that I may incorporate them into my stories. Even though my stories are based on simple incidents, they are just as complex as they relate to the everyday struggles of people in society. I make every effort to convey the emotions of these difficult situations to the audience. In a culture infused with mystic tales and poetry, I was born and raised in Iran. I am intrigued by the social/political climate in the Middle East and its history. Throughout my visual and conceptual practice, I continue to be fascinated by the intersection of history, culture, and politics. A society in turmoil has shaped me in such a way that I am more engaged with the challenges of my daily life. I strive to create an atmosphere of everyday realism, so that the spectator can relate the artwork to his or her own experiences. I have always felt compelled to combine words and images, and film and cinema is an ideal medium for my artistic expression, as it combines visual elements, language, music, and sound to create a more accurate and compelling narrative. A film may use sympathy to make a point. Through empathy my audience experiences a journey as if in a first-person perspective. The emotions of the protagonists become the emotions of the audience. The ideas I’m proposing become ideas created in the minds of the audience as if they were their own in that situation.