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Directed by Bahman Motamedian
Produced by Bahman Motamedian
Esmaeil Mirzaei Ghomi
Written by Bahman Motamedian
Music by Iman Vaziri
Cinematography Homayoon Paivar
Edited by Bahman Motamedian
Behzad Mosleh
Distributed by Celluloid Dreams
Release dates
  • 2008 (2008)
Running time
76 minutes
Country Iran
Language Persian

Khastegi (Persian: خستگی; also known as Tedium and Sex My Life) is a 2008 Persian independent film written and directed by Bahman Motamedian and produced in Iran. It was shown at the 65th Venice International Film Festival in 2008.


Khastegi (aka Tedium) tells the story of seven Iranian transsexuals living in Tehran.[1]


Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ 1 [1]
  2. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at 24th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (BFI) [2]
  3. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival (CinDi) [3]
  4. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at Chelsea Art Museum in New York City [4]
  5. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at 19th annual Toronto GBLT Film Festival [5]
  6. ^ a b BEST DOCUMENTARY PRIZE to Khastegi (Sex My Life) by Bahman Motamedian (Iran, 2008) at 24th Turin GBLT Film Festival [6]
  7. ^ KHASTEGI at the Prague international film festival (Febiofest) [7]
  8. ^ KHASTEGI at the Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival (FICCO) [8]
  9. ^ Screen Daily: Asian Festival of First Films awards [9]
  10. ^ Asian First Films: Khastegi (Sex My Life) nominated for Best Producer, Best Actor (Male), and Best Actor (Female) at Asian Festival of First Films [10]
  11. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at the Three Continents Festival [11]
  12. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) at 32nd Sao Paulo Film Festival (Competition - New Directors) [12]
  13. ^ Variety: Khastegi (Sex My Life) joins Venice festival lineup [13]
  14. ^ Biennale Cinema 65th Venice International Film Festival: Khastegi (Sex My Life) by the Iranian director Bahman Motamedian is the first Surprise Film [14]
  15. ^ Variety: 2008 Venice Film Festival lineup [15]
  16. ^ Iranian director makes debut at Venice Film Festival
  17. ^ Fox News:Khastegi (Sex My Life): Iranian Film Delves Into Modern-Day Transsexual World [16]
  18. ^ New Film Explores Trans-sexuality in Iran
  19. ^ Iranian Film about Trans Life to be shown at Venice Film Festival
  20. ^ Le Monde:D'Iran, de Chine, deux films incognito [17]
  21. ^ La Repubblica: "Racconto i trans iraniani in un film clandestino in patria" [18]
  22. ^ Hollywood Reporter: The story of Iran’s transsexuals in a society that virtually denies their existence [19]
  23. ^ The Guardian: Iranian Film Explores Transsexual World [20]
  24. ^ Variety: Khastegi (Sex My Life) special citation for best producer at Asian Festival of First Films [21]
  25. ^ Screen Daily: Asian Festival of 1st Films unveils nominations [22]
  26. ^ La Biennale:Brian Prize for Khastegi (Sex My Life) at Venice Film Festival [23]
  27. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) nominated for Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival [24]
  28. ^ Khastegi (Sex My Life) considered an outsider for the Queer Lion [25]

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