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

Omid Abdollahi


Reza Teimoori


Mehdi Ahmadi

Sound Mixing and Designing

Hassan Shabankareh

Music Composer

Amir Bayat

Writer of Narration

Omid Abdollahi

Production Manager

Meysam Abbasi

Research Group

Elham Abdollahi Rad

Saman Byat

Still Photographer

Leila Qodratollahifard

Poster and Credits Designer

Mehdi Fatehi

Color Correction

Mohsen Kheyrabadi


Omid Abdollahi

Produced in

Documentary and Experimental Film Centre

Original title : Safar-e Sohrab

English title : Sohrab, A Journey

Category : Documentary

Shooting Format : HD

Running time : 57 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.