SATURDAY

As the viewer follows a joyful trip to the beach by a family with three young children, innocence and happiness give way to the unthinkable. While the day unfolds on-screen, the audience comes to realize, through subtle audiovisual cues, that a tragedy has occurred: one of the three children has drowned. Decisions are made in a state of shock, and the blurred lines between the rational and irrational interrupt and fragment the journey back home. The parents opt to bring their dead son back in the same car with the two other children pretending as if he is sleeping.

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Director Biography - Pegah Pasalar


Pegah Pasalar (born in 1992) is an Iranian interdisciplinary artist currently based in Chicago.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the Art University of Tehran majoring in cinema editing.
She is a full-merit scholarship awardee at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is pursuing a master of fine arts in studio with an emphasis in film and video.

The theme of her work is centered on the position of women in the family and society, social criticism of childhood and immigration,and the transitions and effects within interpersonal relationships.

Pegah is currently continuing to work on a series of short films, each titled after a day of the week. With the completion of the short film Sunday, she is now working on Saturday. Each of these works take place over the course of one day.