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Umbra

Tariki

(2018)

A film by Saeed Jafarian

Genre(s): Drama


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Umbra

  • Saeed Jafarian

    Biography:

    Born 1981 in Tehran, Iran. An interest in cinema led Jafarian to begin writing film criticism for Iranian magazines such as Hamshahri Javan, 24 and Cinema. After graduating from Azad University Tehran in Electronics Engineering and Iranian Youth Cinema Society in 2006, he made his first short docudrama, PD 150 about filmmaking. To date, he has made several independent short films, short and long documentaries and many music videos and video arts. He was also manager of Story Workshop in Hamshahri office (2008-2009) and member of editorial board in Cinema Magazine (2009). His short film TARIKI was selected for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Competition.

    Filmography:
    2006: PD 150
    2007: Balcony
    2010: Fractal Monster
    2011: No End Chabahar
    2013: For Soccer
    2015: Stress
    2018: Umbra

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Cannes Film Festival | Short Film Competition
  • 2018: Toronto International Film Festival | Short Cuts
  • 2018: Uppsala International Short Film Festival | International Competition
  • 2018: Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival | International Competition
  • 2018: Batumi International Film Festival | Short Film International Competition
  • 2018: Festival Silhoutte Paris
  • 2018: Tehran International Short Film Festival | National Competition
  • 2018: St. Louis International Film Festival | Short Film Competition
  • 2018: MedFilm Festival | Short Film Competition

Synopsis



A few minutes after midnight, a young woman realizes that her partner disappeared after they had sex. She goes out worried to seek her partner in the darkness of streets.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 15'
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Iran
  • Original Language(s): Persian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Mahsa Alafar, Banipal Shoomoon
  • Screenplay: Fatemeh Abdoli, Saeed Jafarian
  • Cinematographer: Masoud Amini Tirani
  • Editor: Emad Khodabakhsh
  • Sound: Hossein Ghourchian
  • Music: Hesam Ohadi
  • Producer: Rambod Javan