DEATH

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Director: MAHDIEH VALI-ZADEH
Producer: MAHDIEH VALI-ZADEH
Screenwriter: MAHDIEH VALI-ZADEH

Umar Khayyām was for sure the first existentialist thinker of Iran, if not the world! In his poetry, he constantly questions afterlife and recommends to seize the day while we still can. Khayyām constantly reminds his readers not just to live but to be actively alive, as nobody knows what will happen after death. “Death” is an abstract and symbolic rendition of Khayyām’s poetry in the language of modern cinema/art to communicate this message, particularly with regard to the lives we have lost during the current pandemic and the suffering it has caused us all.

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