After organizing a luxurious mourning ceremony for his very kind, but always neglected wife, Haj Kamali finds out that she is buried in a two-story grave below a handsome stranger. And it is totally intolerable for a traditional man like him. So he is determined to terminate this disgrace by moving the dead man out of his wife’s grave…
Born in 1957 in Tehran, Kamal Tabrizi is internationally best-known for his MATERNAL LOVE which won many prestigious awards in Berlin, Cairo, Montreal, Zlin, Seoul, etc. A graduate of cinema from the College of Cinema and Theatre of Arts University, Tabrizi began his film career as cinematographer, screenwriter, editor and director of short films in 1979. Tabrizi directed his debut feature, THE PASSAGE, in 1988, but his LEILY IS WITH ME established him as a successful cineaste in the national scene. He also made some TV series – i.e. LEILY IS WITH ME and THE AGE OF REBELLION. His ground-breaking venture, THE LIZARD, was a domestic box-office hit and received the audience award in Fajr and the best Asian film award in Montreal 2004. In 2005, Tabrizi made A PIECE OF BREAD which brought him a best director award from Spiritual section of Fajr International Film Festival. In 2008, he presented two crowd pleasers: THERE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN which won Audience Award at Fajr 2008 and TV Series SHAHRIAR, portrayal of a contemporary poet, which marked a successful attempt in Iranian television.
Feature Films: 1988-THE PASSAGE; 1990- ON THE ALTAR OF LOVE; 1993- END OF CHILDHOOD; 1995- LEILY IS WITH ME; 1998- MATERNAL LOVE; 1999- SHEYDA; 2003- WIND CARPET; SOMETIMES LOOK AT THE SKY; 2004- THE LIZARD; 2005- A PIECE OF BREAD; 2008- THERE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN; 2010- THE REWARD; 2011- CALM STREETS; 2014- SENSITIVE FLOOR.
There is a relatively bad and utterly ugly habit which we must correct it as soon as possible. I mean why we are always praising the dead. We don’t care about our friends and our beloved ones when they are alive and we do not appreciate their presence as we should, but as soon as they are dead, feeling sorry and confused, we notice how we have missed the most precious ones. But it is no cure for feeling sorry and the loss will remain in our hearts – however death has some kind of life in its nature when incredibly conflicting with our lives!