|A Few Cubic Meters of Love (Chand Metre Moka’ab Eshgh)
Synopsis: A Few Cubic Meters of Love was Afghanistan’s Official Entry for the 2014 Oscars Foreign Language Film. Variety calls it “an earnest but affecting social-issue drama”. ReelWorld calls it an outstanding debut feature by up-and-coming Persian filmmaker Jamshid Mahmoudi.
In this dramatic love story, Mahmoudi captures the relentless spirit of illegally employed Afghan asylum seekers who are seeking to put food on the table for their families, who live in old containers or modest shacks in nearby shanty towns. They were forced to flee their homes, leaving their possessions behind.
In their new reality, set close to Tehran, fathers, uncles and brothers work alongside much-better-paid Iranian workers, and for less respect. Relentlessly, they dig deep for the courage to create a new life for their families, shaping a community where shelter and sustenance is always in question, yet tempered by the connections forged through shared circumstance and faith. Somehow amongst this, an impossible love story unfolds between Saber, a young Iranian worker, and Marona, the daughter of Abdolsalam, an Afghan worker.
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Director/ Writer: Jamshid Mahmoudi
Producer: Navid Mahmoudi
Principal cast: Saed Soheili, Hassiba Ebrahimi, Nader Fallah,
Alireza Ostadi, Masoud Mirtaheri
Language: Persian with English Subtitles
Country: Iran / Afghanistan
Film length: 90 min
||Director’s Bio: Jamshid Mahmoudi was born in Parvan, Afghanistan. At barely one-year-old his family sought refuge in Pakistan and then in Iran. He developed his passion for cinema from a very early age. A Few Cubic Meters of Love is his first feature film.
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