⏱ 15 minutes 🎬 Short 🚩 Iran 🖺 Narrative/Drama 🎞 Color 📅 2014


The Hose


A film by Mansour Forouzesh
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Logline:
Mr. Nobari is a primary school teacher. By changing her teaching method, she wants her students to do better than the rival school, which is a girls’ school. Today is the first day he wants to implement his new teaching method.
Synopsis:
Mr. Nobari is a primary school teacher. He has worked hard to get his students the best grades and results in school. He has used various methods for teaching. But Mr. Nobari’s main method of educating students has been to use corporal punishment.

Today, after much study, he has decided to change his teaching method. Shalbaf is one of the students in Nobari class, who is not able to speak normally. Shalbaf usually writes the teachers’ questions on a blackboard or shows them with his fingers.
Today, Mr. Nobari wants to implement his new method and chooses Shalbaf to do so. Mr. Nobari does his best to make Shalbaf use his tongue to answer Mr. Nobari’s questions instead of using his fingers or writing on the board. Shalbaf does his best, but Mr. Nobari’s teaching method probably does not work either.


Director's Statement

When we examine the characters in everyday life, we see that each character interacts with those around him based on his position and situation. These sorts of interactions are based on the labels and tags that society gives us. In this story, we are confronted with two characters with two different labels, a teacher and a student, and there is an obvious confrontation between them. But what if in a particular situation it is the student who teaches the teacher instead of the teacher who teaches the students?


Our Story

The short film “Hose” was the product of a collaboration between a young and talented Iranian filmmaking group. The film, which is a 14-minute story of a teacher interacting with his students, has benefited from the presence of one of the most experienced and well-known actors in Iranian cinema, Sirus Hemmati. The initial idea of ​​making this film was based on a real event in an elementary school in Iran and then it was written as a script based on cinematic components. The big challenge in this film

was the presence of elementary school students in the film. The interaction and presence of a large group of young students naturally posed certain challenges to the project. The students, selected from a group of 200, had no experience in front of the camera. Given that the main actor (Siroos Hemmati) was known to most of these students, and they could hardly concentrate fully on the filming. Siroos Hemmati was chosen as a teacher not only because of his professional background in acting, also because of his job in the real world as a teacher.

Since Siroos is a teacher, there was a chance that we would be able to hold the class in a way that happens in the real world. Siroos Hemmati and his experiences as a teacher certainly helped to create a real classroom atmosphere. That is, during the filming, the students completely imagined that they were in a classroom and that the teacher was teaching them according to the usual routine. This method allowed students to face a real classroom rather than filmmaking conditions.



CREW

Ali Kazemi | dp
Ashkan Fattahi | Sound
Hamid Njafirad | Editor
Javad Gholamrezai | Sound designer
Sina Karimi | Composer
Aida Farshadi | Makeup