(Hamchenan ke Mimordam)

Director: Mostafa Sayyari

Writers: Behnam Abedi, Mostafa Sayyari, Hamed Hosseini Sangari

Director of Photography: Hamed Hosseini Sangari

Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari

Music: Bamdad Afshar

Sound Recorder: Mohammad Kianarsi

Cast: Nader Fallah, Elham Korda, Majid Aghakarimi, Vahid Rad

Production Manager: Masoud Daliri

Investor: Farhang Film Tehran

Producer: Abbas Amouri

73min, 2K, 2018, Color


To fulfil the last will of their recently departed father, three brothers, joined by their only sister, drive to a village in the middle of nowhere where he asked to be buried. The heat and the long journey make the experience unbearable, especially when the body begins to rot. This is the time for the eldest brother, exhausted and angry, to vent out the long- unspoken grudge against the youngest brother who has looked after the father for years.


Born in 28th of November 1989 in Mashhad - Iran, Mostafa Sayari is a graduate of Psychology. He has made many short films and documentaries. The Graveless is his debut feature film.



Festivals and Awards

- 75th Venice Int’l Film Festival (Biennale), August 29 - September 8 2018 (Orizzonti Competition Section), Venice – Italy

- 54th Chicago Int’l Film Festival, 10 – 21 October 2018 (New Directors Competition), Chicago – USA

- 8th Iranian Film Festival Australia, 18 October – 22 November 2018, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra – Australia

- 23rd Kerala Int’l Film Festival, 7 – 13 December 2018 (Int’l Competition Section), Kerala – India

- Iranian Film Festival Prague, 15 – 20 January 2019, Prague - Czech Republic

- Smithsonian Institution, 10th February 2019, Washington – USA

- Iranian Film Festival Washington, 19th February 2019, Washington, USA

- Iranian Film Festival Zurich, March 28th – April 3rd 2019, Zurich- Swiss (Competition Section)

- Vancouver Cinematheque, 9th and 14th of April 2019, Vancouver – Canada

- 7th Festival Cinema d’Iran, 12 – 18 June 2019, Paris – France

- 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival, 15 – 24 June 2019 (Asian New Talent Award), Shanghai – China

- 41st Efebo d’Oro Int’l Film Festival, 13 – 19 October 2019 (Nominated for Efebo Special Award), Palermo – Italy

- 43rd São Paulo Int’l Film Festival, 17 – 30 October 2019, São Paulo – Brazil (International Perspective)