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Director: Anahid Abad
Year: 2017
Duration: 96′
Language: VOSE
Genre : Drama

Yeva is a young woman who escapes her influential in-laws with her daughter Nareh, after her husband’s tragic death and takes refuge in one of the villages of Karabakh, Armenia. However, Yeva is a complete stranger in this village and is obliged to live her daily life in disguise. Anahid Abad, claims he has found his characters in an area as remote as Karabakh, in which the insecurity of war forces its inhabitants to behave with honesty and transparency. The main character in Yeva, is forced to face alone the problems, threats and even their own weaknesses. Humans are human anywhere in the world, but what makes them different are the cultures to which they belong.

Presentation and colloquium by Menene Gras Balaguer, director of the AFFBCN and director of Culture and Exhibitions of Casa Asia.

Anahid Abad was born in an Armenian family in 1969 in Tehran. She has cooperated with prominent directors such as Alireza Davood Nejad, Abolfazl Jalili, Rasoul Sadrameli, Ahmad Reza Darvish, Varuzh Karim-Masihi, Bahram Beizaie, and so on. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Central Board of Assistant Directors & Program Planners Institute of Iran Cinema. In 2010 she became the Head of this institute. She claims that, in fact: “I am a Christian Armenian woman who was born and lives in a country like Iran”. For her being part of a minority within a majority has always been part of her life.


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