A Minor Leap Down

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    A Minor Leap Down

    Paridan az Ertefa Kam

    Directed by

    Iran, France

    2014

    88 min

    • Farsi

    Drama

    Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days' time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her husband give her a chance to speak. Nahal knows that her family will force her to go back to taking the antidepressant medication she began prior to her pregnancy. At first the young woman appears to resume her daily life as before, but her silence soon turns into rebellion.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Award - Berlin IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Negar Javaherian
    Rambod Javan
    Mehri Aleagha
    Shafagh Shokri
    Mahmoud Behrouzian
    Sadaf Ahmadi
    Screenplay
    Hamed Rajabi
    Cinematography
    Majid Gorjian
    Editing
    Esmaeel Monsef
    Production
    CARACTERES PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    DREAMLAB FILMS

    Press

    Driven by a fine screenplay and a handful of engaging and imaginative scenes.

    Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

    Hamed Rajabi

    Hamed Rajabi

    Iran

    Born in Hamadan, Iran in 1982, Hamed Rajabi graduated with a degree in film from the University of Tehran and participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus. He directed the documentary MEN AND LAND as well as several short films, a number of which screened at national and international film festivals including at Nahal, Roshd, Jam, Tehran and Paris. He was screenwriter on the feature films RAINY SEASONS (2010) and PARVIZ (2012). PARIDAN AZ ERTEFA KAM is his debut feature as a director.