The Steak

  • Director

    Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi

  • Country, Year, Length

    Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2023, 8:13

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

TAKE THIS: 7 Films That Refuse to Back Down

April 17, 2024 @ 7:00PM • MoMI Redstone

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A birthday ceremony preparation gets upside down as something horrible takes place.


Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi, Director
Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi, Writer
Ali Narimani, Writer
Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi, Producer
Faranak Khamis, Key Cast
Amin Simiar, Key Cast
Panisa Peyvaght, Key Cast
Sadeq Es-haqi, Art Director
Farzad Shahab, DOP
Amin Enteshari, Visual Effects
Amin Jafari, Sound Recorder
Abdolreza Heydari, Sound Designer
Faraz Modiri, Set and Custome Designer
Mohsen Asdaghpour, Still Photographer
Parisa Gardeshi, Make-up Artist

Director Statement

Introducing a formalistic approach, this short film delves into the dramatic transformation that can occur within minutes. Through the skillful use of a continuous 360-degree tilt, the narrative employs a metaphorical technique that masterfully juxtaposes the beginning and the ending, creating a remarkable disparity of outcomes. As a filmmaker, I find immense fascination in exploring stories centred around the concept of war. I believe that war issues hold a universal quality, allowing viewers to comprehend the inherent bitterness they entail. By eliminating dialogue, this film invites the audience to interpret the story through the characters’ actions and visual symbolism, thus transcending cultural or geographic boundaries. Additionally, this film serves as the inaugural installment of a compelling trilogy exploring war narratives through a formalistic lens. I am passionately crafting the second piece of this series, driven by a desire to explore the depth and complexity of these themes.

Director Biography

Kiarash Dadgar, b. 1994, is an award-winning Iranian film and theatre artist with an MA in Dramatic Literature from Soore Art University. He worked in various Iranian short films, series, and theatre productions. Kiarash first work as a producer, “Jouissance,” premiered at the 27th BUSAN International Film Festival. His debut short film, “The Steak” (2023), has been screened in +55 Film Festivals and won +15 titles globally, including the AGBO Fellowship Award from Slamdance 2024.