Project Description

A Few Cubic Meters of Love

Australian Premiere | 2015

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Jamshid Mahmoudi was born on March 29, 1983 in Parvan, Afghanistan. Hardly one- year-old his family sought refuge in Pakistan and then in Iran. He developed his passion for cinema from a very early age. Having obtained his high-school diploma he passed the entrance exam for Tehran’s University of Art but preferred working on projects with his film producer brother, Navid Mahmoudi. He was assistant director before directing his first TV film in 2008.
In 2012, thanks to Navid’s support, he directed his first feature, ‘A few Cubic Metres of Love’, inspired by a true story that took place in Kabul.


Somewhere in the outskirts of Tehran a small factory illegally employs Afghan asylum seekers, who live with their families in old containers or modest shacks in nearby shanty towns.
Saber, a young Iranian worker, secretly meets Marona, daughter of Abdolsalam, an Afghan worker. A love story unfolds, the conclusion of which no-one can foretell.


  • Winner of: GOLDEN CAMEL For Best Director at the 7th Jaipur IFF, India.
  • Winner of BEST Cinematography Award for Morteza Ghafouri at the 7th Jaipur IFF, India.
  • Winner of GOLDEN CAMEL for Best Director at the 7th Jaipur IFF, India.
  • Winner of BEST Cinematography Award for Morteza Ghafouri at the 7th Jaipur IFF, India.
  • Winner of Best Outstanding Debut Feature at the 15th ReelWorld IFF, Toronto, Canada.
  • Winner of Best Outstanding International Feature at the 15th ReelWorld IFF, Toronto, Canada.
  • 19th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 02-11, 2014.
  • 50th Chicago International Film Festival, USA. October09 – 23, 2014.
  • 63rd International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany. November 06-16, 2014.
  • 18th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia. November 14-30, 2014.
  • 45th International Film Festival of India, Goa. November 20-30, 2014.
  • International Film Festival TOKYO FILMeX, Japan. November 22-30, 2014.
  • 11th Dubai International Film Festival. December 10-17, 2014.
  • 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA. January 02-12, 2015.
  • Black Movie, Geneva International Independent Film Festival, Switzerland 2015
  • 7th Jaipur International Film Festival, India. February 01-05, 2015.
  • 15th ReelWorld International Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario-Canada.
  • 22nd Prague International Film Festival-FEBIOFEST, Czech Republic. March 19-27, 2015.
  • 33rd International Film Festival of Uruguay. April 01st-12th, 2015.
  • 34th Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey. April 04-19, 2015.
  • Middle East Now Festival in Florence, Italy. April 08 to 13, 2015.
  • 14th Belmont World Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA. March 09-April 30.
  • 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, California, USA. April 23-May 07, 2015.
  • Cine Club Persan, Genève, Switzerland. Screening date: May 13, 2015.
  • 41st Seattle International Film Festival, Washington, USA. May 14-June 07, 2015.
  • 1st Zürich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland. May 28-June 03, 2015.
  • Festival Cinéma (s) d’Iran, Paris, France. June 19-30, 2015.
  • 9th Five Lakes Filmfestival, Bavaria, Germany. July 29-August 09, 2015.

Production Team

Jamshid Mahmoudi
Afghanistan – Iran
90 min
Persian & Dari with English Subtitles
Jamshid Mahmoudi
Navid Mahmoudi
Saed Soheili, Hassiba Ebrahimi, Nader Fallah, Alireza Ostadi, Masoud Mirtaheri

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