Aban and Khorshid

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Aban and Khorshid
Aban + Khorshid (2014 short film) - Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byDarwin Serink
Produced byTommee May
Christofer Leggett
Darwin Serink
Candace Silvers
Anna Brunoro (executive)
Brendan Filuk (executive)
Written byDarwin Serink
StarringMojean Aria
Bobby Naderi
Music bySage Lewis
CinematographyJason McCormick
Edited byAlison Carter
Production
company
Release date
  • 23 May 2014 (2014-05-23) (Seattle)
Running time
13 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagePersian

Aban and Khorshid (original title – Aban + Khorshid) is a 2014 American gay drama film written and directed by Darwin Serink.[1]

The short film included in the DVD Boys On Film 14: Worlds Collide.[2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

Several episodes of sexual life of two lovers, and the subsequent brutal ending... This film was based on real events.

Cast[edit]

  • Mojean Aria as Aban
  • Bobby Naderi as Khorshid
  • Stahaub Roudbari as Break in Guard
  • Hamid Nayini as Guard #2
  • Arash Rahdari as Guard #3
  • Shahaub Roudbari as Execution Guard #1
  • Homayoon Doroodian as Execution Guard #2

Participation in international festivals and awards[edit]

2014:

  • Casting Society of America (US)[4]
  • Image Out, The Rochester LGBT Film & Video Festival (US) -- Jury Award Winners: Best Short Film[5]
  • Iris Prize Festival – Cardiff (UK) – Highly Commended[6]
  • Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (US) – Short Film Awards: Men’s – Jury Award, Audience Award[7]
  • Outfest (US) – Best of Fest[8]
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival (US) – Best of Fest[9]
  • SIFF, Seattle International Film Festival (US) – ShortsFest Award Winners: Live Action, Special Jury Mention,[10] and Golden Space Needle Award – Best Short Film, Fourth runner-up[11]

2015:

  • Cannes Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, American Pavilion (France) – LGBTQ Showcase – winner[12]
  • CIFF 39, Cleveland International Film Festival (US) – Best LGBT Short[13][14]
  • GAZE International LGBT Film Festival – Dublin (Ireland) – Best International Short – Winner[15]

Reviews[edit]

  • "This is my first film at PSSF and it’s been great! I’ve been blown away by people’s responses to the film. I love watching it with an audience, hearing the heavy silences, hearing the focused attention, hearing the tears, hearing the hope..." (Tommee May, 2014-07-14).[16]
  • "Two Lovers, Even in Death" (Amos Lassen, 2016-02-15).[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABAN + KHORSHID".
  2. ^ "Boys On Film 14: Worlds Collide".
  3. ^ "Darwin Serink".
  4. ^ "Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis".
  5. ^ "ImageOut Film Awards and Juries".
  6. ^ "Best of Iris".
  7. ^ "LIGLFF 2014 AWARD WINNERS!".
  8. ^ "Newfest 2014 Program Announced".[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Aban & Khorshid". Archived from the original on 2016-04-18.
  10. ^ "2014 SHORTSFEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED".
  11. ^ "SIFF ANNOUNCES 2014 GOLDEN SPACE NEEDLE & COMPETITION AWARDS".
  12. ^ "2015 Winners Announced".
  13. ^ "Best LGBT Short".
  14. ^ "Aban + Khorshid".
  15. ^ "GAZE Film Awards 2015". Archived from the original on 2016-04-25.
  16. ^ "'Aban +Khorshid'. Interview with producer Tommee May".
  17. ^ ""ABAN AND KHORSHID"— Two Lovers, Even in Death".

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