Archive of films Amir / Amir

2018, 106 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2018

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

About the director

Nima Eghlima

Nima Eghlima (b. 1982, Iran). Filmography: Rima (short), Root (short), Passage (short)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Nima Eghlima
Screenplay: Nima Eghlima
Dir. of Photography: Adib Sobhani
Music: Ali Azhari Navid Arbabian
Editor: Mastaneh Mohajer
Art Director: Nima Eghlima
Producer: Ziya Hashemi
Cast: Milad Keymaram
Sales: Eli Image


Elaheh Nobakht


Nima Eghlima

Film Director

Milad Keymaram


Arash Hosseini


Soroush Hosseini


Mastaneh Mohajer

Film Editor

Kasra Mahboobi



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