Tabiate bijan (1974) AKA Still Life


For more than three decades, aging Iranian Mohamad Sardari has worked as a crossing guard at a desolate train station. Through the years, Mohamad has done little to stifle the loneliness and boredom inherent in the job. Meanwhile, back at his family home, life is similarly uneventful: Mohamad’s wife passes the time sewing night and day, especially since the couple’s son left to join the army. As time passes, Mohamad mechanically continues to do his duty.

Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless. AKA Still Life.
Writer: Sohrab Shahid Saless.
Stars: Zadour Bonyadi, Mohammed Kani, Hibibollah Safarian, Habib Safaryan, Zahra Yazdani. 

1974 Berlin International Film Festival – Winner of the Silver Bear.
1974 Berlin International Film Festival – Winner FIPRESCI Prize.
1974 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.


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One Comment

  1. Amir
    July 23, 2021

    Shahid Saless at his best!

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