Short film distribution: "She was a star"
Short films distribution: "She was a star" by Neshat Shabani

she was a star

by  Neshat Shabani
short film / Drama

Poster of the short film "She was a star" by Neshat Shabani

A life is empty without its past, like the sky without its stars.

Synopsis

An old  woman lives in a nursing home, she used to be a famous singer and now she has Alzheimer. This woman has forgotten that she was a star one day, and she suffers every time by recalling past memories. The nurse who take care of her finds similarities between her own life and this woman.

she was a star

by  Neshat Shabani
short film / Drama

A life is empty without its past, like the sky without its stars.

Synopsis

An old  woman lives in a nursing home, she used to be a famous singer and now she has Alzheimer. This woman has forgotten that she was a star one day, and she suffers every time by recalling past memories. The nurse who take care of her finds similarities between her own life and this woman.

Poster of the short film "She was a star" by Neshat Shabani

SHE WAS A STAR

Iran, 2023 / 15′

a film by
Neshat Shabani

with
Homayoun Ershadi
Fahimeh Rahimnia
Mahdieh Samadi

Screenplay Neshat Shabani
Director of Photography Siavash Mazrouee
Production Design Ali Alaghband Moghaddam
Costume Design Neshat Shabani
Make-up Sara Eskandari
Editor Hamed Hosseini
Composer Iman Habibi
Sound Mohammad Mehdi Javaherizadeh
Color Farbod Jalali
Producer Saber Tatarcheh
Production Tatarcheh Pictures
Distribution Alpha Film

Tatarcheh Pictures

The director

Neshat Shabani, director

Neshat Shabani

Biofilmography

Neshat Shabani was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1990. From an early age she shows a strong artistic talent that leads her to become a filmaker and screenwriter. “She was a star“ its her first short film.

Director statement

For the past few years, due to the conditions of women in iran, I have been researching Iranian women from the past to the present  . The idea of my film was taken from these women and what happened to women during these years. Before Iranian revolution about 50 years ago, there were many women artists in this country, after the revolution they did not allow them to continue their activities  many of them emigrated to other countries and those who stayed in Iran, were banned from working and continued to live in isolation and in very difficult conditions. Women who suddenly turned from stars to ordinary people, who were not even accepted by society.

The similarities between the past generation and today’s generation is the important theme of my film, an isolated and sick woman and a young and helpless nurse with many traumas, where limitations and incapacity are evident in both.

Hijab dressing, and a house that doesn’t seem to be connected to anywhere in my film are elements taken from its widespread examples in society. I believe that the gap between two generations has caused each person to make the decisions she thinks is right and to consider herself right considering the difficult situation they live in. Maybe healing the wounds and taking advice from the past and reflection and awareness will truly make this forgetfulness and pain end. However, this difficult stage must be passed.

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