Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

The Switchman (Suzanban)

Ajyal Competition

Mehdi Khorramain / Short Narrative / Iran / 2017 / 10 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation


A railroad worker, whose job it is to switch the tracks to send oncoming trains on their journeys, has a recurring dream in which he climbs a railway track to the sky, only to wake to his normal surroundings. Each time a train arrives at his remote station, he catches a glimpse of his beloved getting off the coach – but in his dull but dreamlike world, she is always nothing but a mirage. A poignant tale of never-forgotten, never-ending love.

About the Directors

Iranian director Mehdi Khorramain obtained a diploma in Graphic Design, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Animation Directing. He has made numerous well-received animated films for television.


Mehdi Khorramain
Mehdi Khorramain
Reza Hemasi
Omid Raeis Dana
Mohamad Reza Sarmast
Animation: Hamid Mohammadi

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