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"A Place to Live" (Jaee Baraye Zendegi)

Director: Mohsen Ostad Ali
Research: Mohsen Ostad Ali
Assistant Director: Ali Pezeshk
Photography: Farhad Talebi Nejad
Editor: Babak Heydari
Sound Recorder: Shahin Poor Dadashi
Sound Mix: Seyyed Ali-Reza Alavian
Music: Selection
Advisor: Katayoon Shahabi
Production Manager: Salim Ghasemi
Production Company: Noori Pictures
Investors: Nasrin Abdi , Mohsen Ostad Ali
Producers: Nasrin Abdi , Mohsen Ostad Ali

Color, HD, 16:9, 71 min, 2013, Iran

Five men have had to leave their families because of different problems (addiction, poverty…) and to rent a bed in a men’s dormitory. Their only common point is the dormitory they can take refuge to and escape from their loneliness. The documentary follows the story of their private life and their struggle to survive in the big city of Tehran.


Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf was born in Tehran in 1982. He is a graduate of film editing from the University of Applied Sciences in 2006. After attending a course at “The Young Cinema” he made several student films and established the company “Tolou Film” in 2004 where “Winston Cinema”, “Abbass Wedding”, “The Day of the Jackal”, “9” have been made. His documentary, “We’ll Get Used to It” was very successful among festivals and TV channels.
He also has edited some documentaries and features.


  • Winston Cinema
  • Abbass Wedding
  • The Day of the Jackal
  • 9
  • The Eminent TV Series (4 Parts)
  • The Earthen Stars TV Series (3 Parts)
  • The Hijrat TV Series (3 Parts)
  • We’ll Get Used to It
  • Day Break
  • Silence
  • Wet Road
  • A Place to Live
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  • Millennium Documentary Film Festival (20 – 28 March 2015 / Belgium)
  • Urban TV (11-14Nov.2014/Spain)



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