Hamin is a young private doing his military service in a watchtower in the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. Impatient for a day off to attend his sister’s wedding ceremony, he gets into a fight with his commander. Up in the watchtower, Hamin reviews the past years and the things happened to him and his sister since their childhood.
Hamin in Balochi means the heat of summer.

Credits

  • Pouya Eshtehardi Director
  • Pouya Eshtehardi Writer
  • Mohammad Sajadian Producer
  • Iman Afshar Key Cast “Hamin”
  • Shayan Afshar Key Cast “Hamin”
  • Mahsa Narouyi Key Cast “Mahin”
  • Awa Azarpira Key Cast “Mahin”

Specifications

  • Project Title (Original Language): بیگاه
  • Project Type: Experimental, Feature
  • Genres: Drama
  • Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Completion Date: January 18, 2020
  • Production Budget: 15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language: Baluchi, Persian, Urdu
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.4
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes
  • Student Project: No

Screenings / Awards

  • Santa Fe Film Festival Santa Fe
    United States
    February 12, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Iranian film festival Houston
    United States
    January 18, 2020
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Iranian film festival Boston
    United States
    January 24, 2020
  • LOS ANGELES INDIE FILM FESTIVAL LA
    United States
    March 1, 2020
    California
  • Phoenix Film Festival Arizona
    United States
    March 26, 2020
    Arizona
    Official Selection

Director Statement

It all began with a trip to Balochistan of Iran, a land full of mystery and severe traditions. Working on a script for a documentary about women’s rights and women musicians in that area, one day I read a piece of news, one line, no description, a soldier kills his commander and himself. I was moved, not because it’s a rare event, but because it had happened in a base which I was a soldier once. I had to do something, people should know the description omitted by the media. And the whole script suddenly shaped in my mind.
UNTIMELY is not just about social issues in a specific part of Iran, the concern of the film is applicable to any human anywhere in the world.
Untimely is an completely independent film, with no support from government or any other organisation.