Angels of the House of Sun

Director: Rakhshan Banietemad

Documentary | 53 Mins


In the backstreets of one of the poor districts of Tehran, in a very small house, everyday hundreds of women spend a few hours in the shadows of a safe shelter. Women, whose share in life is only suffering and humiliation.


Director: Rakhshan Banietemad / Researchers & Writers: Rakhshan Banietemad, Naghmeh Samini / Editor: Sepideh Abdolvahab / Cinematographer: Gelareh Kiazand / Sound Recordist: Zahra Jan Nesari / Sound Designer: Amir Hosein Ghassemi / Composer: Siamak Kalantari / Assistant Director & Still Photographer: Mahnaz Mohammadi / Color Grading: Hamidreza Sabokdast / Visual Effect: Kamran Saharkhiz, Amir Saharkhiz / Production Manager: Amir Hosein Ghodsi

With: Lili Arshad, Soroor Monshizadeh & Women’s of the House of Sun

Producer: Rakhshan Banietemad

Technical Info

  • Hayat Khalvate Khaneh Khorshid
  • 53 min., English Subtitle, HD, Color, Iran, 2009
  • Persian
  • 16:9 or 1:1.85
  • Stereo
  • Blu-Ray / DVD / H.264 File


  • Venerafilms’s Iranian Women’s Film Festival, 8-21 March 2021