Sohrab, A Journey - Safar-e Sohrab
A portrait documentary about one of the most prominent pioneers of the Iranian modern cinema, Sohrab Shahid Saless. In 1969, a young man of 26 years of age returns to his country Iran after years of studying cinema and going through the hardship of living abroad as a university student. He does not want to become a filmmaker in the commercial and valueless cinema of that time, so he chooses a different and – of course – a very hard path for the making of his films. The result of the daring choice is the two features A Simple Event and Still Life, which are remembered today as the most important and most influential first examples of the formation of the Iranian modern cinema. The pioneer filmmaker is nobody but Sohrab Shahid Saless. But how he succeeded in the making of the unconventional films? And how are his films related to the vicissitude in his life?
Researcher, Director and Editor
Sound Mixing and Designing
Writer of Narration
Elham Abdollahi Rad
Poster and Credits Designer
Documentary and Experimental Film Centre
Original title : Safar-e Sohrab
English title : Sohrab, A Journey
Category : Documentary
Shooting Format : HD
Running time : 77 min
Sound : Stereo
Original Film Language : Persian
Subtitle : English
Countries of production : Iran
Date of Production : 2016
- 35th Fajr International Film Festival, Iran, 2017.
- 10th Iran International Documentary Film Festival (Cinema Vérité), Iran, 2016.