(Mardi Bedune Sayeh)

Director and Writer: Alireza Raissian

Director of Photography: Masoud Salami

Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari

Music: Sattar Oraki

Sound Recorder: Amir Nobakht

Cast: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Amir Aghaee, Farhad Aslani, Nader Fallah, Gohar Kheirandish

Producer: Alireza Raissian

90min, 2K, 2019, Color


Mahan is a documentary filmmaker. When he makes a documentary about an honor killing, his film is rejected by the broadcaster and he consequently gets fired. He feels his personal life is in danger, especially when he is threatened by the victim's family. To help Mahan, his wife Sayeh finds a good job in a big company. Sayeh goes to Spain with her boss to sign a big deal, but she disappears upon her return.


Born in 1955 in Tehran, Alireza Raissian is best known for his debut feature film REYHANEH, represented in festivals of Montreal, Torino, Nantes and Berlin in early nineties. Graduated from College of Television, he began his professional career as scriptwriter and assistant director. His second film JOURNEY, based on a screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami, was shown in San Sebastian, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and London. The film DESERTED STATION won the Best Actress award in Montreal IFF. His last three films HAVANA FILE, LOVE AT FORTY and TIME TO LOVE also took part in many international festivals.

Reyhaneh 1990
Journey 1995
Deserted Station 2002
Havana File 2006
Love at Forty 2010
Time to Love 2015
A Man Without Shadow 2019