The story of an aged woman who lives in Zanjan during the war years. A new season of her life starts after she hears that her son was killed in the war. The film is set in the city of Zanjan in the 1980s.

Aba jan is the latest film from the young and gifted Iranian director Hatef Alimardani. A drama starring Fatemeh Motamed Aria, Saeed Aghkhani and Shabnam Moghadami, the film is set in the city of Zanjan in the 1980s and tells the story of emotional and familial challenges imposed on the central characters during the war years. Abajan was a major hit with audiences at this year’s Fajr Film Festival, leading to multiple additional screenings. The performance by Fatemeh Motamed Aria, the most critically acclaimed Iranian actress of all time, is the film’s jewel and has received many accolades since its premiere.

Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Shabnam Moghadami, Fajr Film Festival 2017
Crystal Simorgh for Best Visual Effects, Mohammad Lotfali, Fajr Film Festival 2017

A movie by Hatef Alimardani. Starring Fatemeh Motamedarya, Saaed Aghakhani, Shabnam Moghadami, Hamidreza Azarang. 2017. 98 min. Iran. In Farsi w/ English subtitles.

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