Original name: (Hamchenan ke Mimordam/ همچنان که می مردم) 

Drama, 73min, 2018, Color, Iran

Director: Mostafa Sayari

Writers: Behnam Abedi, Mostafa Sayari, Hamed Hosseini Sangari

Producer: Abbas Amoori

Cast: Nader Fallah, Elham Korda, Majid Aghakarimi, Vahid Rad, Mohammad Rabbani


To fulfil the last will of their recently departed father, three brothers, joined by their only sister, drive to a village in the middle of nowhere where he asked to be buried. The heat and the long journey make the experience unbearable, especially when the body begins to rot. This is the time for the eldest brother, exhausted and angry, to vent out the long- unspoken grudge against the youngest brother who has looked after the father for years.

Director’s Bio:

Born in 1989 in Mashhad – Iran, Mostafa Sayari is a graduate of Psychology. He has made many short films and documentaries. As I Lay Dying is his debut feature film.


75th Venice International Film Festival 2018 (Orizzonti Competition Section)

54th Chicago Int’l Film Festival 2018 – New Directors Competition