Endless Borders

Ahmad, a passionate Iranian teacher who uses education as a means to wage war against ignorance and prejudice, realizes the lack of love in his own life after meeting the Hazara tribe of Afghanistan.

Marzhaye bi payan
Germany, Czechia, Iran 2023
  • Czech
111 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Ahmed, a teacher originally from Tehran currently living in exile near the border with Afghanistan, tries to protect a young man in love and a girl trapped in an arranged marriage – all while also trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. The film, told in dozens of shades of gray, is set amidst an expansive mountain landscape that nevertheless feels claustrophobic. Winner of the Big Screen Competition at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Endless Borders is a gripping drama in which danger lurks literally everywhere: within the family, amid the area’s ethnic and religious tensions, and inside the politically repressive regime.

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Director: Abbas Amini
Screenplay: Abbas Amini, Hossein Farokhzadeh
Cinematography: Saman Lotfian
Music: Atena Eshtiaghi
Sound: Mehrshad Malakouti
Editing: Hayedeh Safiyari
Production Design: Maziar Mirhadizadeh
Producer: Kaveh Farnam, Farzad Pak
Costumes: Nafisseh Nasernia
Cast: Pouria Rahimi Sam, Mino Sharifi, Hamed Alipour, Behafarid Ghaffarian, Naser Sajjadi Hosseini, Ghalem Sakhi Nazari, Latife Zousefi, Houtak Balouch

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2023 – Abbas Amini (Big Screen Award)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.