CHAY

CHAY
photo © Hamburg Media School

An Iranian family mourns the loss of the father who was murdered by right-wing extremists. Ali, his son, flees into hatred and fantasies of revenge, instead of taking care of his mother and siblings. Nevertheless, the bond between son and father is strong enough to save him in a crucial moment.


Charlotte A. Rolfes was born in 1987 in Herdecke. She studied Directing at the ifs internationale filmschule in Cologne from 2008-2012, graduating with her short LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE (2012). Afterwards, she wrote and developed stories, worked as an acting coach and has been studying Directing in the Hamburg Media School’s Master Class since 2014. Her short films include BEEKE (2014) and CHAY (2015).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2015
Director Charlotte A. Rolfes
Screenplay Roman Toulany
Cinematography Johannes Kaczmarczyk
Cast Hassan Akkouch, Meral Perin, Ulas Kilic
Producer Ann-Kristin Citzler
Production Company Hamburg Media School/Hamburg
Length 8 min
Format DCP, b&w, cs
Original Version
 no dialogue
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Warsaw 2016, Cambridge 2016

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