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Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Focus: Hiding & Seeking
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:94 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Anahid Abad
Producer:Taghi Ali Gholizadeh
Screenwriter:Anahid Abad
Cinematographer:Hassan Karimi
Editor:Siavash Kordjan
Cast:Narina Grigorian
Shant Hovhanisian
Sergay Tovmasian
Vrejh Kasoni
Marjan Avadisyan
Roz Avadisova
Digran Davtian
Print Source:Farabi Cinema Foundation
Note Writer:Emelie Mahdavian


FOCUS: HIDING & SEEKING After the death of her husband, single mother Yeva and her young daughter arrive in a small village seeking protection from vengeful in-laws in this compelling Armenian-Iranian drama helmed by a woman director. Hoping to escape to France with her little girl, Yeva soon finds that concealing her past is not as easy as she hoped. But as her situation becomes increasingly precarious, she learns that she is not alone in her struggle to conquer grief and find personal redemption. Anchored by a powerful lead performance from Narina Grigorian, and beautifully filmed with cinematic detail of Armenia’s disputed Karabakh region, where Persian, Turkish, and Russian cultures meet and collide, Anahid Abad's debut feature paints a portrait of a border town rife with personal secrets and the aftereffects of war.

In association with Persian Center.

Additional Information

Anahid Abad was born in 1969 in Tehran, Iran to an Armenian family. Abad holds a BA in Film Directing. During her career, Abad has served as first assistant director and planner on many movie projects in the Iranian film industry. She has cooperated with prominent directors such as Alireza Davood Nejad, Abolfazl Jalili, Rasoul Sadrameli, Ahmad Reza Darvish, Varuzh Karim-Masihi, and Bahram Beizaie, among others. Since 2006, Abad has been a member of the Central Board of Assistant Directors & Program Planners Institute of Iran Cinema. In 2010, she became the Head of the Institute.