Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

More Than Two Hours (Bishtar az do saat)

Bader - ages 18+

Ali Asgari / Short Narrative / Iran / 2013 / 15 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Persian / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Women, Drama, Youth
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


In Competition

An ailing young woman desperately seeks urgent medical attention, but the law stands in her way. Set during a single evening and featuring no score, ‘More Than Two Hours’ is a claustrophobic, gripping odyssey – and a matter-of-fact look at an extremely sensitive issue. Presented at the Cannes Film Festival and at numerous other festivals, it has won several awards worldwide.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Born in 1982 in Tehran, Ali Asgari studied cinema in Italy. He began his career as an assistant director and worked on 10 feature films and more than 30 short films. His shorts have been screened at numerous film festivals around the world. In 2013 he was an alumnus at the Berlinale Talent Campus.


Ali Asgari
Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi
Sasan Salour
Esmaeel Monsef
Amir Aliweysi
Production Company
Khaneye 8 Film Production
Vahid Moghadasi
Taha Mohammadi, Shahrzad Ghasemi, Roshanak Haghighat Talab, Safoora Kazempoor

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