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 Purkrábková

About the director

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


Eli Image
502, No 83, Western Golbarg Street, , Nabovat Square, , Tehran

Press kit

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


Nima Eghlima

Film Director

Elaheh Nobakht


Milad Keymaram


Arash Hosseini


Soroush Hosseini


Mastaneh Mohajer

Film Editor

Kasra Mahboobi



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