In the Land of Brothers

by Alireza Ghasemi & Raha Amirfazli




Three members of an extended Afghan family start their lives over in Iran as refugees, unaware they face a decades-long struggle ahead to be “at home”.


Under the shadow of the US invasion, an extended Afghan refugee family begins their new lives in Iran unaware of the ultimate price expected of them as outliers in this (un)welcoming environment: Mohammad, a young teenager and promising student; Leila, a woman isolated by geography, and Qasem who bears the weight of his family’s sacrifice.


Iran, France, Netherlands  95 min. 2K  2:1  5.1 Persian (Farsi, Dari, Hazaragi)  1st feature film

Directed by

Alireza Ghasemi & Raha Amirfazli

Written by

Alireza Ghasemi & Raha Amirfazli

Produced by

Adrien Barrouillet, Charles Meresse, Emma Binet (Furyo Films)

Alireza Ghasemi, Raha Amirfazli (Limited Circle)

Frank Hoeve (Baldr Film)

Co-produced by

Arya Ghavamian (Cinema Tehran)


Hamideh Jafari

Bashir Nikzad

Mohammad Hosseini


DoP :  Farshad Mohammadi

Editor :  Hayedeh Safiyari

Original Soundtrack :  Frédéric Alvarez

Production Design : Saeed Asadi & Hamed Aslani

Costume Designer: Raha Dadkhah


Sundance Film Festival – BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay – Human Rights Competition

Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival

JEONJU Intl. Film Festival – Frontline

Diaspora International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Special Screenings

Munich Film Festival – International Independents 

Blue Mountain Film Festival

Alireza Ghasemi's bio

Alireza Ghasemi is an Iranian Filmmaker (1990 – Tehran) and graduate of the Tehran Art University. An alumnus of Berlinale Talent 2022, he was also nominated for the Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2017 with “Lunch Time”. “In The Land Of Brothers” is Alireza’s first feature film.

Raha Amirfazli's bio

Raha Amirfazli is an Iranian filmmaker (1995 – Tehran) and graduate of the Tehran Art University. She directed multiple short films that earned her international screenings. Raha is currently following the MFA Film program of NYU. “In The Land Of Brothers” is Raha’s first feature film.