A Minor Leap Down

Original title: Paridan Az Ertefa-e Kam
English title: A Minor Leap Down
French title: Une Rébellion Ordinaire
Type: Fiction ‘First Feature’


* Negar Javaherian……………….Nahal
* Rambod Javan…………………..Babak
* Mahmoud Behrouzian
* Mehri Aleagha

Director: Hamed Rajabi
Screenplay: Hamed Rajabi
Director of Photography: Majid Gorjian
Editing: Esmaeel Monsef
Sound Designer: Hossein Abolsedgh
Sound Recordist: Reza Tehrani
Set & Costume Designer: Leila Naghdi Pari
Make-Up: Elham Salehi
Executive Manager: Mehdi Barzegar
Producers: Majid Barzegar & Saeed Armand
Co-Producers: Etienne de Ricaud & Nader Takmil Homayoun

Shooting format: 4K
Screening format: DCP
Sound: SR
Ratio: 16:9
FPS: 24
Original version: Persian
Subtitled in: English
Running Time: 88 min
Year: 2015


A Minor Leap Down_Poster Site1

Thirty-year old Nahâl is four months pregnant when she’s told her foetus has died and that she has two days to be aborted.
This revelation plunges her into a revolt against family and friends…….

In French
Nahâl est une jeune femme de trente ans enceinte de quatre mois. Elle vient d’apprendre que son fœtus est mort et qu’elle ne dispose que de deux jours pour subir les mesures médicales nécessaires.
Cette nouvelle la plonge dans une attitude de révolte envers sa famille et son entourage…..

Director’s Statement:
Under conditions where meaningful social action has become extremely limited, it is within the private and semi-public interactions of everyday life that action takes place. And yet everyday life is itself both limited and limiting. Trying to act means risking alienating the very people who we love and those institutions that sustain our livelihood.

*-65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlinale-Panoram, Germany. February 05-15, 2015.
*- 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, 上海国际电影节 China. June 13-21, 2015. « Spectrum » section.
*-Festival Internacional de Cine de Valencia-Cinema Jove, Spain. June 19-26, 2015. « Official Competition » section.
*-51st Pesaro International Film Festival, Italy. June 20-27, 2015. « Pesaro Nuovo Cinema Competition ».
*-Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. November 06-14, 2015. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-2nd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Australia. November 19-29, 2015. « The Colours of Asia Pacific » section.
*-8th This Human World, Human Rights Film Festival, Vienna, Austria. December 03-12, 2015. « Competition Program ».
*-5th Iranian Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic. « Competitive Section »
Prague: January 13-17, 2016 │Brno: January 19-20, 2016 │Bratislava: January 28-30, 2016
*-Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival, Scotland, UK. February 19-21, 2016. Venue: Filmhouse Cinema, « Non Competitive Festival »
*-12th Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival, Norway. March 8-13, 2016. « Cinerama » section.
*-Hamarama Film Festival, Hamar, Norway. March 9-13, 2016. « Non Competitive Festival »
*-4ème Festival Cinéma (s) d’Iran, Paris, France. June 1-7, 2016.
*-13ème Transsaharien Festival International du Film, Zagora, Morocco. December 22-26, 2016.

*Winner of : *FIPRESCI’s Award* at the 65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlinale-Panoram, Germany, 2015.
*Winner of: *Grand Prix*
*Winner of: *Best Performance by an Actress *Negar Javaherian* at the 13ème Transsaharien Festival International du Film, Zagora, 2016.