Yeva is a young woman who escapes her influential in-laws with her daughter Nareh, after her husband’s tragic death and takes refuge in one of the villages of Karabakh, Armenia…Yeva is a complete stranger in this village and is obliged to live her daily life in disguise.
Born in an Armenian family in 1969 in Tehran, Anahid Abad holds a BA in Film Directing. During her career she has served as First Assistant Director and Planner to many movie projects in the professional Iranian cinema. She has cooperated with prominent directors such as Alireza Davood Nejad, Abolfazl Jalili, Rasoul Sadrameli, Ahmad Reza Darvish, Varuzh Karim-Masihi, Bahram Beizaie, and so on. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Central Board of Assistant Directors & Program Planners Institute of Iran Cinema. In 2010 she became the Head of the institute.
Feature Films: 2017- YEVA
In this film script, I have found my personages in a distant and unknown area such as Karabakh, in which the insecurity of the war has become an extra factor for their commitment, and they are obliged to deal with themselves with complete honesty and transparency. The main personage of the movie, “Yeva”, becomes the phoenix of her own life to confront the problems, threats, and even her own weaknesses. Humans are human anywhere in this planet, what differs them are cultures and viewpoints that creates the charm of this beautiful earth. I hope I can infinite angle prism of my view in my life. The reality is that I am an Armenian Christian woman who was born and lived in a country such as Iran. The difficult but attractive and sweet experience of a minority living inside a majority has always been a part of my life.