Film - Program 3 Filmfest 2021


Directed by Ako Zandkarimi, Saman Hosseinpuor


Director: Ako Zandkarimi, Saman Hosseinpuor
Section: Program 3
Country: Iran
Year: 2020
Language: Kurdish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Sarani Taraghi, Maryam Boubani, Ardeshir Khodadoust, Arina Moradi
18+ (no age rating)

Also in this program


This film is shown as part of program 3.

Roja is married off to an old and deeply religious man from her village. On their wedding night, he wants to sleep with her. She resists him — and then desperately searches for a way out.

  • Duration: 24 Min.

Meet the director


Ako Zandkarimi, Saman Hosseinpuor

Saman Hosseinpuor and Ako Zandkarimi were born in the Kurdish region of Iran in 1993. Both have been making short films since their youth. Their second collaborative work, THE OTHER, earned them an invitation to the online FILMSCHOOLFEST 2020. Now they’ve put out their next short film, CONGENITAL (2021), under their stage name, SamKo Brothers.


Screenplay: SamKo Brothers (Saman Hosseinpuor, Ako Zandkarimi)
Director of Photography: Navid Zare
Film Editor: SamKo Brothers (Saman Hosseinpour, Ako Zandkarimi)
Composer: Ali Zandi
Costume Design: Shahede Karimi
Sound: Nemat Narenji
Producer: SamKo Brothers (Saman Hosseinpuor, Ako Zandkirimi), Diman Zandi
Production Company: Sepehr Isfahan College