Silence Again

Short Film / Fiction / Drama / IRAN / Release Date 2022

A young woman lives on a hill far from the city.  Alone and in silence.  She farms and takes her produce to the city on an old motorbike.  On the way back, a scarecrow catches his eye.  The woman returns home but cannot get out of the scarecrow’s mind.  She gets up in the middle of the night and walks in the dark.  The next morning, the scarecrow is at the woman’s house.  The woman is no longer alone.  She changes the look of the scarecrow and gives it a feminine look.  The woman’s relationship with the scarecrow gradually deepens.  One day the woman returns home.  When she opens the door, a scarecrow falls on his face and injures her. The woman throws the scarecrow out of the house and sheds tears alone and broken. The next morning the farmland, roads and houses are empty and silent. In the middle of a paddy field, a woman stands in a scarecrow shirt and hat with her arms outstretched. Still and motionless, like a scarecrow.

Director: Mohammad Kamal Alavi

Writer: Amineh Arani
Cast: Amineh Arani
Director of Photography: Majid Gorjiyan
Sound: Amir Partozadeh
Editor: Omid Tootoonchi
Sound Designer: Amir Sedighian
Music: Amir Sedighian
Colour Correction: Zoulfikar Taleb
V-Fx: Hossein Abravesh
Assistant Director: Soroosh Hosseinjani
Set Designer: Faraz Modiri
Costume Designer: Faraz Modiri
Make-up: Amir Torabi
Still Photographer: Mehdi Fesahat
Production Manager: Mohsen Karbasian
Producer: Farid Hosseini

Biography of Director

Mohammad kamal Alavi – October / 20 / 1983
Certificated of Advanced Direction from Young Cinematography
Performing Arts (School of Art and Architecture – Tehran Center)
Directing records: nim/half (short movie) and lots of cultural documentaries and short films for television.
Acting records: Disappearance Movie (Ali Askari)/Delay (Ali Askari)/ Yahya didn’t keep Quiet (Kaveh Ebrahimpour)/Rain (Omid Tootoonchi) / and…
Production Manager Records: Gaze (2017) / Disappearance (2016-2017) / Magical (2018) /Delay (2019) and…

Director Statement

When we are alone there is nothing to hide, it is our true self that lives, walks, and falls in love. Due to the geography in which I live, I consider being a woman to be a constant challenge for women, and telling their stories is one of my main concerns in making films. Depicting a lonely woman, far from everyone and close to her, with an unconventional love story doubled my motivation for making the text. Also, the concise and minimal narrative method, without dialogue and atmosphere, made it possible for me to rely on the essence of cinema, IE the image, in decoupage, and to objectify my mental images. And in the end, we are all alone.

Technical Format

Preview Screen-er Format

  • MP4 H264 (HD 1080, Stereo 320, 48 kHz )
    Exhibition Format:
  • DCP
  • 2K
  • Language: No Dialogue , Subtitle: English

Distributor & Sales Agent: Finish Films

Official Selections:

19th Alicante Film Festival, Spain 2022