The Circle (1999)

SHORT FILM | IRAN | 12 min

Video Courtesy of Vimeo by Mohammad Shirvani


An old and former military man happens upon an object on the side of the road. The object transports him back to his childhood and allows him to escape the structure of his monotonous routine.

Director’s Bio:
Mohammad Shirvani

Mohammad Shirvani is a versatile, accomplished, and award-winning filmmaker and documentarian from Iran. His films have premiered and been screened at some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlinale, Locarno, Tribeca, JiHlava and many others. The Circle was selected by critics international Cannes Film Festival in 1999, and was shot in 35 millimeter.

Country of Production: Iran
Running Time: 12 min
Audio Track: Farsi
Subtitles: English
Director, Writer, Producer: Mohammad Shirvani
Produced by: Iranian Youth Cinema Society
Cast: Dariush Asadzadeh
Editors: Hossein Rashid Ghamat, Mohammad Shirvani
Cinematography: Bayram Fazli
Sound: Behrooz Abedini


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