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A film by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

A young woman faces her past after moving to a new country. She tries to recall and resolve her childhood before moving to a new stage of adulthood.

Genre(s): Drama

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  • Anahita Ghazvinizadeh


    Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (1989, Tehran, Iran) got her BFA in cinema from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anahita has studied with Abbas Kiarostami and is influenced by his cinematic style. Since 2011 she started to work on a trilogy of short films with children as main characters. When the Kid was a Kid (2011, Iran) and Needle (2013, US) are the first two finished pieces. Needle was premiered in Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation selection and won the Premier Prix. Anahita was selected as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema in 2013 by the Filmmaker Magazine. She is also the co-writer of the acclaimed feature film, Mourning (2011). Childhood and parenthood, family theater, and exploring notions of growth and gender identity are the main themes of her work.

    2011: Kid was a Kid
    2013: Needle
    2016: What Remains


After moving from Iran to the US, Leila spends a day at the suburban house of her uncle Reza who she last met 13 years ago as a young girl. Reza, his daughter and his colleagues get together to welcome Leila.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 18'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,77:1 (16/9)
  • Country(ies) of production: Sweden
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Alma Sinai, Farid Kossari, Oliver Shelton, Rodrigo Brum, Kira Sekhar
  • Screenplay: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
  • Cinematographer: Gin Yu
  • Editor: David Herdies
  • Production Manager: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
  • Producer: Yoni Goldstein

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Momento Film
  • Coproduced by: Mass Ornament Films