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"Over There" (An Ja)

Director: Abdolreza Kahani
Scriptwriters: Abdolreza Kahani, Mazdak Mir-Abedini
Director of Photography: Masoud Salami
Editor: Shima Monfared
Music: Chopin(Adjusted by Mazdak Mir-Abedini), Mazdak Mir-Abedini, Saman Motamed Tabar
Sound Recorder: Maziar Razaghi
Sound Mix: Arash Ghasemi
Assistants Director: Mehran Ahmadi, Soheil Beiraghi
Production Manager: Hamid Sheikh-Mohamadi
Production Company: 1050 V.M. Production
Producer: Vahdat Yeganeh
Cast: Mazdak Mir-Abedini, Shahrzad Sokhan Sanj, Mehran Ahmadi, Mana Rabiei, Danesh Eghba Shavi, Fereshteh Eshraghi,…
Black & White, 35 mm, 1:1/66, 70 min, Iran & USA, 2008

Payman is a young man who has only ten days left in order to return to the U.S. to renew his green card but he can’t exit the country because of marital problems with his wife Leila. Leila wants her marriage portion which is 500 gold coins. Payman has to pay the equivalent for that in order to be able to leave the country. In “Over There” Kahani describes ten days in the lives of Payman and Leila. They are both looking for the golden happy day not realizing the same days they’re living are the golden happy days.


Born in 1973 in Neishabour, Abdolreza Kahani began his career at a young age as an actor, writer and director of theatre. As a director of several professional plays where he also acted he became experienced in this field. He holds his B.A. in theatre acting and his M.A. in theatre directing. Kahani also has a limited experience with Television and has worked on scripts of many other directors. He got a prize for the script of “Travel to East” for the best children screenplay from Farabi Cinema Fundation in 1997. His documentary “Travellers of Need” was successful and awarded in Iran. “Empty Hands” his long documentary and “Adam” his first feature, were screened abroad and brought him fame. “Over There” is his second long feature.


  • Adam
  • Over There
  • Twenty
  • Nothing
  • Absolutely tame is a horse
  • Short film
  • Documentary
  • Doc-fiction
  • Dcoumentary
  • short film
  • Feature
  • Feature
  • Feature
  • Feature
  • Feature
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  • 2009
  • 2009
  • 2011

  • Gene Siskel Film Center (4 Oct – 3 Nov 2008/ USA)
  • Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival (14 - 23 Nov 2008/ Greece)
    Winner of the best feature film award – Golden Alexander
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (29 Nov 2008/ USA)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (17 Jan 2009/ USA)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Washington DC (8 Feb 2009/ USA)
  • Walker Art Center (25 March – 15 April 2009/ USA)
  • Syracuse Int’l Film Festival (24 April – 3 May 2009/ USA)
  • Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival (24 – 30 Oct 2009/ India) In-Competition
  • Iranian Film Festival in Netherlands (18 – 20 Dec 2009/ Netherlands)
  • The Persian Cine-Club of Geneva (14 Sept. 2010 / Switzerland)
  • Int’l Social Communication Cinema Conference & ROOPKALA KENDRO(15–21 Feb. 2011/India)


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