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The Dagger

Director: Saman Tafreshi, 2021, Iran, 14 minutes, Cast: Payam Ahmadnia, Kaveh Khodashenas, Farid Sajadi Hosseini

Humans are lying and betraying to get away from their dark past…and there is no escape.

Screening with: Kulbarf + Verdant Whispers


The Dagger
Saturday, Sept. 18th, 04:15 PM

Saman Tafreshi

Saman Tafreshi with full name Alireza Mashhadi Tafreshi, born in 1980 in Tehran, has a bachelor’s degree in cinema from Sooreh University of Isfahan and a master’s degree in production from IRIB University, with a teaching background at the Elmi Karbordi University of Applied Sciences. He started his professional activities in 2004 with the assistance of Asghar Hashemi in the film Singles.

During these years, he worked as an assistant director and programmer and collaborated with directors such as Asghar Hashemi, Amir Ghavidel, Mohammad Ali Talebi, Ahmad Amini, and…in his work record. His other activities in the field of filmmaking include compiling and writing several short films and documentaries.

Other elements of this short film are Director: Saman Tafreshi, Writers: Somayeh Tajik and Saman Tafreshi, Cinematographer: Davood Mohammadi, Sound Recordist: Mohammad Emami, Makeup Designer: Shahram Khalaj, Costume Designer: Hossein Majd, Editor: Mehdi Hosseinivand, Programmer and Assistant Director: Mohsen Karimian, Photographer: Somayeh Miri, Public Relations Manager, and Media Consultant: Maryam Ghorbaninia, Production Assistant: Amin Sobhaninia, Production Managers: Ali Rezaei and Hamid Borzoo, Procurement Manager: Amir Hoshang Hosseini and Producer: Saman Tafreshi with Participation of Iranian Youth Cinema Association.