Feature Film, IFFA 2015, Rev 2016

The Man Who Became a Horse (Mardi ke Asb Shod) - 2015

An old man living with his only daughter tries to keep her close by any means. With longing for what was, the daughter becomes attached to the one thing she has left of her deceased mother, a horse. Afraid of abandonment however,, the father devises a plan to force his daughter to stay; he will set the horse free. The events that unfold lead the stubborn patriarch towards insanity.


Schedule for The Man Who Became a Horse

The Man Who Became a Horse is considered 'UNCLASSIFIED 15+'. This session is restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.


Screening Time: 110 mins

Language: Farsi with English subtitles

Genre: Drama

Year: 2015

Format: Feature Colour / DCP

Print Source: Iranian Independents

Director: Amir-Hossein Saghafi

Producer: Ali-Akbar Saghafi

Cast: Mahmoud Nazar-Alian, Levon Haftvan, Melissa Zakeri, Mazdak Mirabedini

Music: Karen Homayounfar

Sound: Mohammad Habibi

Editor: Mastaneh Mohajer

Cinematographer: Amin Jafari


Awards, screenings, notes:

  • Received an Art & Experimental Special Mention from the Jury at Fajr International Film Festival in 2015

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