When you were not here



Directed & Produced by: Kaveh Sajjadi Hosseini

Written by: Sadegh Khoshhal, Farhad Delaram, Kaveh Sajjadi Hosseini

DOP: Alireza Barazandeh

Editor: Emad Karbakhsh

Music: Kaveh Afagh

Production Designer: Morteza Farbod

Sound Designer: Iraj Shahzadi

Cast: Sahar Dolatshahi, Amir Aghaei, Azadeh Samadi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Reza Behboudi.

Iran, 2024, ALEXA MINI LF, DCP, 2K, Color, 2.39:1, 5.1, 95 mins.

Language: Farsi.

Current Status: Post-production.



A young woman, Marziyeh, has led the lives of hers and her son all through the years of absence of her husband Farhad who illegally escaped to Australia with their landlord’s son. One night, after five years, Farhad comes back home and spends the night with Marziyeh, but in the morning, he vanishes once again. Marziyeh begins desperately seeking him…

Director’s View:

In a country, where the women and children are frequently left alone, when the men are absent in different periods due to war, immigration, imprisonment, working in the deserted spots, etc., youth and female power are destined to mark the beginning of a new age…

Director’s Profile:

Born in 1977, Kaveh Sajjadi Hosseini is an Iranian director and screenwriter. After working as first assistant director in prominent movies such as “The Salesman” (directed by Asghar Farhadi), he started making short films. In 2014, he directed his debut feature film, NIGHT, OUTDOOR.

Feature Films: 2014- Night, Outdoor; 2015- The Buffalo; 2020- Headless; 2023- When you were not here.


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