SONIA (2020)

Mina is a Journalist that has to prepare a report for a magazine about invoking spirits although she does not believe that. she goes to Sonia's house who is a medium for invoking spirits. Some unexpected events happened in the waiting room before she had the ... read more

Completed On: 01 Jan, 2020

Duration: 8 min 23 sec

Genres: Fiction, Short

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Director: javad safavi

Submitted By: javad safavi

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Mina is a Journalist that has to prepare a report for a magazine about invoking spirits although she does not believe that.
she goes to Sonia's house who is a medium for invoking spirits. Some unexpected events happened in the waiting room before she had the chance to see Sonia.
  • Directors
    javad safavi
  • Producers
    arezu zargar
  • Writers
    javad safavi
  • Writers
    shahram saeedi
  • Film Type
    Fiction, Short
  • Genres
    Drama
  • Runtime
    8 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date
    01 Jan, 2020
  • Production Budget
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin
  • Country of Filming
    Iran
  • Film Language
    persian
  • Shooting Format
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    Yes

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United States
newyork
11/16/2020

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United Kingdom
london
06/24/2020

Director's Biography

Javad Safavi (Tehran, 1980) educated screenwriting from Karnameh institute of Arts and culture (Iran).
He has written and directed four documentary films and also written several short stories and film critics in Iranian magazines and newspapers.
"SONIA" is the first experience of him in direction a short fiction film which is adopted from his own stories.

Director's Statement

In the contemporary age when scientific enlightenments and individual experience in understanding the supernatural are in conflict with each other, contemporary metaphysical belief is evident in all aspects of life. In myriad civilizations such as my own country, Iran, with myths, stories, objects and special ritual places, Belief in the afterlife is accompanied with complete acceptance.
I believe the fluctuation between doubt and belief is like a pendulum in circulation, which may stop for a moment, though briefly in the middle of one, and cause us to ponder.
In this regard, as my first short film experience, I took this concern as a female journalist. Because in my country, this job more than any other job runs the risk of breaking the official rules of the state and going to jail, just because of expressing opinion and writing about something between doubt and belief. Therefore, the result of this thought has made our social behaviors.

2 Reviews
  • geniooooooo

    03 Nov, 2020

  • Nicely depicted, Best Wishes!!

    27 Oct, 2020

    Debjani  Das
    Response from Project Creater:

    thank you so much

    27 Oct, 2020
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