Archive of films The Sunset of Snail / Ghoroube halazoun

2012, 19 min

Section: Focus on Kurdish Film
Year: 2013

A guard at a huge auto salvage yard lounges around among the dilapidated vehicles, clearly having resigned himself to fate. One day a mysterious woman in black grabs his attention.… A symbolic, poetic, and, at the same time, hyperrealistic film without words that makes use of a photogenic industrial landscape.


The young bearded guard at a huge auto salvage yard kills time loafing around among the junk cars, having written off ambition long ago. Clearly he has little regard for anyone or anything, not even for himself. One day he meets a mysterious woman in black. Although we can’t hear what they say to each other, it seems that something has stirred within him.… This symbolic, poetic, and at the same time hyperrealistic film about loneliness and the need to rally to overcome one’s own fate, makes advantageous use of a photogenic industrial landscape, with sunset as a backdrop to the vertical poles of high tension wires and the dark silhouettes of the characters.

About the director

Azad Mohamadi (b. 1981, Karmanshah, Iran) graduated in French language and literature from Azad University in Tehran. He participated in several dramas and documentaries, including the six-part documentary series Masire gomshode. He shot the documentary Fingertips of Dreams (2006) and the short films The Sunset of Snail (2012) and Squad (2012).


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About the film

European premiere

Section: Focus on Kurdish Film
Director: Azad Mohammadi
Screenplay: Azad Mohammadi
Dir. of Photography: Mohammad Rasouli
Editor: Emad Khodabakhsh
Producer: Azad Mohammadi
Production: Evareh Film
Cast: Pourya Amini, Raya Nasiri
Contact: Evareh Film

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