Even Flowers Wake Up In the Morning

Even Flowers Wake Up In the Morning

Even Flowers Wake Up In the Morning

2009 / Canada, Iran / 6min

Even Flowers Wake Up in the Morning is a filmic expression of my feelings about the absence and death of my Iranian grandfather. Memories of him flicker in my head as if I were watching a projector shining old film clips in a dark theater. In this film, I cut together fragments of memories to express what he meant to me and to assimilate the reality of his passing. – I shot the empty house a year after his death in Tehran. The funeral footage were shot by a relative, since I did not have the courage to go to his funeral. Tara Khalili


  • Original title
    Even Flowers Wake Up In the Morning
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Tara Khalili
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Tara Khalili
  • Editing
    Tara Khalili
  • Music
    Tara Khalili
  • Sound
    Siamak Janjaali
  • Duration
    6 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
    • Iran
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
  • Distribution


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