Khoniyar's Children

Iran2020documentary30'International Short Film Competition

The eponymous children are two brothers and two sisters – now four elderly people who never got married or started their own families. This does not mean, however, that they are lonely – they create an exceptional community marked by mutual closeness but also a sense of separateness. All they have is each other, a modest house and some pets. In the harsh surroundings of western Iran, in a tiny village, they are a local peculiarity. According to the tradition of the Quran, neighbours and locals perceive them as the cursed.

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Arman Gholipour DashtakiQ&A guest

Freelance documentary film director. He was born in 1990 in Iran. He directed over 10 documentaries on local and domestic issues of the Zagros Mountains in Iran. His film “Khoniyar's Children” has been awarded at the Teheran International Short Film Festival.

Arman Gholipour Dashtaki
Arman Gholipour Dashtaki
Neda Rahmanpoor
Babak Bahram Beygi
Arman Gholipour Dashtaki (Documentary and Experimental Film Center)
Kadr z filmu Khoniyar's Children