Endless Borders / Marzhaye bi Payan

Synopsis : The rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan has reignited the fire of ethnic and tribal wars. The Hazara Afghans who are under an immediate threat from the Taliban enter Iran illegally. Ahmad is an exiled Iranian teacher in one of the poor villages of Iran close to the Afghanistan border. Upon acquainting a Hazara family from Afghanistan he sees the real face of prejudice and dogmatism in the region. A forbidden love makes him act and discover the lack of love and bravery in his own life.

Festival History : International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2023 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023

Awards : Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - VPRO Big Screen Award

Director : Abbas Amini
Producer : Kaveh Farnam, Farzad Pak
Screenplay : Abbas Amini, Hossein Farokhzadeh
DOP : Saman Lotfian
Editor : Hayedeh Safiyari
Cast : Pouria Rahimi Sam, Mino Sharifi, Hamed Alipour, Behafarid Ghaffarian, Naser Sajjadi Hosseini, Ghalem Sakhi Nazari, Latife Zousefi, Houtak Balouch

Abbas Amini

Abbas Amini moved from Abadan to Tehran in 2001 to work as assistant director. His first short film and subsequent documentaries focused on the consequences of the Iraq-Iran war particularly on children. He is a volunteer for the Association for the Protection of Child Laborers (APCL) for the past ten years. His debut feature Valderama screened in ‘Berlinale Generation 2016’.

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