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20 minutes | 2022 | Iran | Narrative | 🔊 Persian | English Sub. | 13+


A 6-year-old mute boy attends a pre-school health screening with his mother. At the test, he makes a decision that changes everything.


THU, 30 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 15:45

SAT, 2 DEC 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 16:25

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Sonia K. Hadad

Sonia K. Hadad

Sonia K. Hadad is an Iranian writer and director.
Born in Tehran, she studied Film and Media Arts (M.F.A.) at Emerson College in Boston.
In 2009, she graduated from the Azad University of Art and Architecture in Tehran with a B.A. in Theatre and Dramatic Literature.
The writing of short stories for youth magazines led her to her primary interest: writing for film. Having moved to the United States in 2013, Sonia began producing for the film industry, as well as editing TV series and making short films.
The Box (2016), Personal (2017), Exam (2019) and File (2022) are her four short films. Exam was selected in more than 150 film festivals and it was qualified for The Academy Awards.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company LIGHTS ON

Producer Payman Shadmanfar

Main Cast Amirali Taherabadi, Mahin Sadri, Elaheh Afshari, Javad Pouladi, Mojtaba Rajabi

Screenplay Sonia K. Hadad

Cinematographer Mohammad Rasouli

Editor Ehsan Vaseghi

Notable Achievement

Tirana Film Festival, 2022

BFI London Film Festival, 2022

Jury Special Mention | Alice nella Città, 2022

Best Short Film Award | Stockholm International Film Festival, 2022, Sweden



Exam (2019)

Personal (2017)

The Box (2016)