A widow and her father live alone and make a living by mending oil lamps and making charcoal.
Born in 1970 in Malayer, Iran, Ali Mohammad Ghasemi’s cinematic career began in 1985 with a series of 8mm short films for the Iranian Young Cinema Society. He developed his craft by experimenting with short films and has also been involved in several productions as a photographer, editor and camera operator. His short film, Stranger and Native (2001), which he wrote, directed and shot, was selected for the Cannes Film Festival Critics Week and the 6th Pusan International Film Festival.
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