A Man Without Shadow (Alireza Raisian)

A Man without Shadow
Alireza Raisian
Iran.  2019.  90 min

Mahan is a documentary filmmaker. When he makes a documentary about an honor killing, his film is rejected by the broadcaster and he consequently gets fired. He feels his personal life is in danger, especially when he is threatened by the victim’s family. To help Mahan, his wife Sayeh finds a good job in a big company. Sayeh goes to Spain with her boss to sign a big deal, but she disappears upon her return.


Born in 1955 in Tehran, Alireza Raissian is best known for his debut feature film REYHANEH, represented in festivals of Montreal, Torino, Nantes and Berlin in early nineties. Graduated from College of Television, he began his professional career as scriptwriter and assistant director. His second film JOURNEY, based on a screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami, was shown in San Sebastian, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and London. The film DESERTED STATION won the Best Actress award in Montreal IFF. His last three films HAVANA FILE, LOVE AT FORTY and TIME TO LOVE also took part in many international festivals.




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