aka AS I LAY DYING [HAMCHENAN KE MIMORDAM]
Inspired by William Faulkner's novel "As I Lay Dying," Mostafa Sayari's first feature debuted at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival. Fulfilling their recently deceased father's final wishes, four adult siblings transport his body across the harsh Iranian desert to the remote village where he wanted to be buried. As the temperature rises, the body begins to decompose, and tempers flare as old family secrets and resentments boil to the surface. (Note courtesy of the Freer|Sackler.) DIR/SCR Mostafa Sayari; SCR Behnam Abedi, Hamed Hosseini Sangari, from William Faulkner's novel "As I Lay Dying"; PROD Abbas Amoori. Iran, 2018, color, 73 min. In Persian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.