Archive of films We've Got Time / On a le temps

2014, 77 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2014

Iranian student Emad and young French girl Caroline are living together, yet cracks start to appear in their idyllic relationship when the girl announces she is pregnant. She isn’t against the idea of an abortion, but keeps putting it off, until the situation takes an unexpected turn. A fragile psychological drama shot in France by Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani, whose film Twenty won the Special Jury Prize at KVIFF in 2009.


Iranian student Emad and a French girl Caroline have been living together for a few weeks in a borrowed flat in Besançon, where the girl has a job taking tourists round the Victor Hugo Museum. Both know that they have no future together, since Emad intends to return to Iran. The trouble starts when Caroline tells Emad that she is pregnant and he, somewhat thrown off balance, tries to persuade her to have an abortion. The girl isn’t against the idea, but she keeps deferring. Over the next few days, during which the couple constantly argue then patch things up, something comes to light which sets their relationship on quite a different course. The narrative is structured on the gradual revelation of various circumstances relating to a single situation, in which each character reacts in a different way while attempting to hide their own secret right up until the dramatic finale. This subtle psychological drama involving two main protagonists was shot in France by Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani, whose film Twenty won the Special Jury Prize at KVIFF in 2009.

About the director

Abdolreza Kahani

Abdolreza Kahani (b. 1973, Nishapur, Iran) was involved in the theatre from age 13. He began his film career two years later. After making his first short film The Smile (1988), he gained his Bachelor’s degree in acting from Islamic Azad University in Tehran and then a Master’s in direction from the University of Tehran. In 2002 he shot his first docudrama Empty Hands and, five years later, he debuted in features with Adam (2007), a mystical tale about a village where a death occurs for the first time in many years. His second feature, the black-and-white marital drama Over There (Aan ja, 2008) won the main Golden Alexander prize at the Thessaloniki IFF. The psychological picture Twenty (Bist, 2009) took away the Special Jury Prize from KVIFF 2009. He turned to the comedy genre in Nothing (Hich, 2010), Absolutely Tame Is a Horse (Asb heyvan-e najibi ast, 2011) and Needlessly and Causelessly (Bikhod & Bi Jahat, 2012).


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Abdolreza Kahani
Screenplay: Abdolreza Kahani
Dir. of Photography: Moeinreza Motallebi
Music: Gregorie Hetzel
Editor: Shima Monfared
Producer: Abdolreza Kahani
Production: AKA Film
Cast: Ariane Gangi, Adrien Maleki
Contact: AKA Film


Abdolreza Kahani

Film Director

Armand Gangi Mofrad

Film Crew

Ariane Gangi


Adrien Maleki



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