Archive of films Amir / Amir
2018, 106 min
Section: East of the West - Competition
Now in his thirties, Amir is beleaguered by other peoples’ problems. His friend Ali’s ex-wife and son have gone missing, his sister is desperately trying to break away from the family, and his parents are trying to keep the family together. Amir is a film about contemporary Iran, about a generation whose private lives are determined more by the rules of society than by their own will.
We meet 30-something Amir at a point in his life where he has become the epicentre of other people’s problems. His friend’s ex-wife has gone missing, having threatened to leave the country with the couple’s son; his grown-up sister is desperate to leave home despite their parents’ fierce efforts to keep the family together. It isn’t clear whether Amir intends to help all of them, but no-one’s asking him to… Nima Eghlima’s feature debut is a film about a contemporary Iranian generation that is subject to so many rules there’s no room for free will. Using resourceful image-framing and precision camerawork he articulates issues that are still taboo, but that doesn’t make them any less pressing.
Anna Kořínek (Purkrábková)
About the director
Nima Eghlima (b. 1982, Iran). Filmography: Rima (short), Root (short), Passage (short)
About the film
|Section:||East of the West - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Adib Sobhani|
|Music:||Ali Azhari Navid Arbabian|
|Art Director:||Nima Eghlima|