Midnight hour. Darkness looms in. In an empty street somewhere in the city, two or perhaps three men argue over some one’s death and survival.


  • Faramarz Ramezanian: Director
  • Faramarz Ramezanian: Writer
  • Majid kianian: Producer
  • Saber Saberi: Key Cast
  • Meysam Damanzeh: Key Cast
  • Shahoo Rostami: Key Cast


  • Project Title (Original Language): شردید
  • Project Type: Experimental, Short
  • Genres: Crime, Drama, Experimental
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Completion Date: October 15, 2019
  • Production Budget: 2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language: Persian
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Black & White

Distribution Information

  • Mohsen Farajollahi
    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Shahab Farajollahi

Director Statement

In his postmodernist play, Hamletmachine, Heiner Muller declares:
“I lay on the ground & heard the word revolving step by step into putrefaction”…
Maliceye is a conceptual effort, developed from the realms of magical realism in literature. It’s a film which aims to reach beyond the boundaries of conventional narrative, in order to bring an alternative perspective into the medium of storytelling. The main concern of this work is how to create a literal & visual point of view for abstraction.
The story is entirely visualized through the perspective of malice. As an entity, the concept of evil plays the third character in the story, we hear its abetting & see through its omnipotent eye: Maliceye…