Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2012 Projects

2012 Script Development Fund Projects

Project 30 DAYS WITH ME
Category Asian Project
Project 30 DAYS WITH ME
Director Babak AMINI
Country Iran
Director's Profile Babak AMINI, born on 1978 in Iranian Kurdistan, graduated in the major of Philosophy from Tehran University. He has been invited to the 17th Cinéfondation session resident in the Cannes, from Oct 2008 till Feb 2009. At the time he developed his first feature film: 30 Days with Me. He has worked for several years as the director’s assistant for Bahman Ghobadi: A time for drunken horses, Turtles Can Fly, and No one knows about the Persian cats.
 
Synopsis
The Iranian government discovers an oil well abandoned for years in the Iran-Iraq border. A young Iranian soldier, Ashkan, is sent to ensure the well for 30 days with the mission to hide it’s existence and to verify the economic potential. In this no man's land he meets a beautiful woman, Roozine, who comes to steal the Iraqi oil. Despite their divergence, an intimate relationship develops between them until reality catches up.
Director's Note
Obviously, oil plays an important role in the Middle East nowadays. It is very important to governments and they fight over it. I want to say that this important and valuable thing can become cheap, when it is compared to love and communications between people. Even in the hardest conditions, showing the true worth of human being counts more than the value of oil. Everyone is able to live in peace with one another, whether they be Iranian, Iraqi, American, European or from some other nationality.
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