The Visit


Short Film / Fiction / Comedy-drama / IRAN / Release Date 2020

Molaghat (The Visit)
An old man wants to commit suicide. Before doing so, he requests an old acquaintance to meet.

Director: Aryan Golsoorat

Writer & Producer: Aryan Golsoorat
Cast: Shahrokh Forootanian, Afsaneh Chehreh Azad, Mojtaba Batvandi
Director of Photography: Pouya Aminpouri
Editor: Kiarash Forouharnia
Sound: Hamed Hosseinzadeh
Music: Mohammad Saneyi Moghadam (Original Music)
V-F: Shohreh Dabaghaian
First Assistant Director: Mostafa Salem
Script Supervisor: Maedeh Moeeni
Costume & Set Designer: Mehrshad Golkarian
Make-up: Sepideh Soelimani
Still Photographer: Mohsen Sharafodin
Production Manager: Saeed Faraji
Executive Producer: Pouya Aminpouri

Biography of Director

Aryan Golsoorat, DOB: Tehran Iran, 3/3/1990
• Master in Cinema, faculty of cinema and theater, university of art (2016 to Present)
• Member of Iranian society of film and writers (2018 to Present)
• On the editorial board of Caffecinema, a professional Iranian movie website( (2010 to Present)
• On the editorial board of Picture world movie magazine, a professional Iranian movie magazine (2009 to Present)
• members of the chief editor’s committee in 24 frames website, a professional Iranian website for short movie (2017 to Present)

Shortcut (2017), The Ashes (2018), The visit (2019)
“The Ashes” was screened at major film festivals such as 33rd Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland & Golden Apricot Yerevan Armenia & Prishtina International Film Festival, Kosovo & … .

Director Statement

I was thinking of death, during the period that I was suffering loneliness deeply and I started to read Facing Death by Bryan Magee. So, I decided to write a plot about an old man who is desperately suffering loneliness and thinking of suicide. But usually, my approach to death and other similar principles is sarcastic and ironic. I have always wished to depict the stories which are comic and sarcastic and at the same time serious and tragic; Like life itself. On the other hand, I have always kept John Lennon’s famous quote in mind. Life is what happens to you, while you are busy making other plans. In fact, my two previous movies were somehow related to this quote as well; yet in different layouts and various characters. In short, loneliness, sinking in Bryan Magee’s novel, and believing in John Lennon’s quote inspired me for writing the story of this movie. A movie I shot in two days and right after that I felt released.

Technical Format

Preview Screen-er Format

  • MP4 H264 (HD 1080, Stereo 320, 48 kHz )
    Exhibition Format:
  • DCP
  • HD (1920×1080) ~1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Language: Persian , Subtitle: English, Spanish

Distributor & Sales Agent: Finish Films

Official Selections:

  • 32th Girona Film Festival, Spain 2020
  • 11th Macau International Short Film Festival, Macau 2020