A Few Cubic Meters of Love

By Jamshid Mahmoudi

Original title – Chand Metre Moka’ab Eshgh
International title – A Few Cubic Meters of Love
French title – Quelques Mètres Cubes d’Amour


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.


Saed Soheili
Hassiba Ebrahimi
Nader Fallah
Alireza Ostadi
Masoud Mirtaheri


Written & Directed by – Jamshid Mahmoudi
Director of Photography – Morteza Ghafouri
Editing – Sepideh Abdolvahab
Original Music – Sahand Mehdizadeh
Sound Designer – Amir Hossein Ghassemi
Sound Recordist – Mehdi Saleh-Kermani
Set & Costume Designer – Abtin Barghi
Make-Up Artist – Navid Farah-Marzi
Story Designer – Navid Mahmoudi
Stills Photographer – Fattah Zinouri
Production Manager – Danial Kashanchi

Producer – Navid Mahmoudi
Production Company – Aseman-Parvaz Film

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner of: ‘GOLDEN CAMEL – Best Director’ – 7th Jaipur IFF, India.
  • Winner of: ‘BEST Cinematography Award – Morteza Ghafouri’ – 7th Jaipur IFF, India.
  • Winner of: ‘Best Outstanding Debut Feature’ – 15th ReelWorld IFF, Toronto, Canada.
  • Winner of: ‘Best Outstanding International Feature’ – 15th ReelWorld IFF, Toronto, Canada.
  • Winner of: ‘Best Film’ – 14th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangaldesh.
  • Winner of: 1) ‘Grand Prix Hassan II – Best Film’
  • Winner of: 2) ‘Best Performance by an Actress – Hassiba Ebrahimi’
  • Winner of: 3) ‘Best Performance by an Actor – Saed soheili’
    – 21ème Festival International du Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat, Maroc.
  • Winner of: ‘Best Film’ – Didor International Film Festival,Tajikistan.
  • 19th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 02-11, 2014. ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section.
  • 50th Chicago International Film Festival, USA. October 09-23, 2014. ‘New Directors Competitive’ section.
  • 63rd International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany. November 06-16, 2014. ‘International Discoveries’ section.
  • 18th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia. November 14-30, 2014. ‘Forum/Focus on hot topics’ section.
  • 45th International Film Festival of India, Goa. November 20-30, 2014. ‘SAARC/Films From South Asian Regions’.
  • International Film Festival TOKYO FILMeX, Japan. November 22-30, 2014. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 11th Dubai International Film Festival. December 10-17, 2014. ‘Cinema of the World’ section.
  • 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA. January 02-12, 2015. ‘Awards Buzz’ lineup.
  • Black Movie, Geneva International Independent Film Festival, Switzerland. January 16-25, 2015. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 7th Jaipur International Film Festival, India. February 01-05, 2015. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 15th ReelWorld International Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March 02-07, 2015 Toronto & March 08, 2015 Markham. ‘Competitive’ sections: Outstanding International Feature & Outstanding Debut Feature.
  • 22nd Prague International Film Festival-FEBIOFEST, Czech Republic. March 19-27, 2015.
  • 33rd International Film Festival of Uruguay. April 01-12, 2015. ‘Human Rights Competitive’ section.
  • 34th Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey. April 04-19, 2015. ‘Human Rights Competitive’ section.
  • Middle East Now Festival in Florence, Italy. April 08 to 13, 2015, ‘Non Competitive Festival’.
  • 14th Belmont World Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA. March 09-April 30.
  • 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, California, USA. April 23-May 07, 2015. ‘New Directors Competitive’ section.
  • Cine Club Persan, Genève, Switzerland. Screening date: May 13, 2015.
  • 41st Seattle International Film Festival, Washington, USA. May 14-June 07, 2015. ‘Contemporary World Cinema’.
  • 1st Zürich Iranian Film Festival, Switzerland. May 28-June 03, 2015. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 2nd Iranian Film Festival Cologne, Germany, May 29-31, 2015. ‘Non Competitive Festival’.
  • 3e Festival Cinéma(s) d’Iran, Paris, France, June 19-30, 2015. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 9th Five Lakes Filmfestival, Bavaria, Germany. July 29-August 09, 2015. ‘Competitive AUDIENCE AWARD’ section.
  • 4th Persian Film Festival, Sydney, Australia. September 03-06, 2015. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • 2nd Silk Road International Film Festival, Fuzhou, China. September 22-26, 2015. ‘Panorama’ section.
  • 7th Afghan Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. September 26-27, 2015. ‘Non Competitive Festival’.
  • Common Space Foundation, Muslim Film Festival, ‘Bialystok’, ‘Lublin’ and ‘Lomza’, Poland. September-October, 2015. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
    Białystok: September 24-27, 2015
    Lublin: October 02-05, 2015
    Łomża: October 08-11, 2015
  • 16th Arabisches Film Festival, Tübingen, Germany. October 02-10, 2015. ‘Islamic and Oriental’ Countries.
  • 42nd Gent International Film Festival, Belgium. October 13-24, 2015. ‘Main Competitive’ section.
  • 3rd Casa Asia Film Week, Asian Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain. November 11-15, 2015. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 14th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Bangaldesh. January 14-22, 2016. ‘Asian Competitive’ section.
  • 21ème Festival International du Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat, Maroc. January 29-February 05, 2016. ‘Competitive’ section.
  • 5th Iranian Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic. January 13-17, 2016. ‘Night of Afghan Films’ section.
  • MOOOV Film Festival (Flemish part), in 2 cities (Bruges &Turnhout), Belgium. April 19-May 01, 2016. ‘Non-Competitive Festival’.
  • Didor International Film Festival, Dushanbe Tajikistan. October 16-20, 2016. ‘Competitive’ section.