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Arman & Elisa

Support : Carte Blanche
Director(s): Kiyan Agadjani
Producer(s): WADY FILMS
Script: Kiyan Agadjani
Year: 2023
Form: FICTION - Short film
Genre: Drama
Original version: Luxembourgish, Farsi, English
Running time: 15'52

An Iranian boy moves to Luxembourg with his family. In school, he forms a friendship with a Luxembourgish girl with whom he has no language in common. But just as they get closer, a big misunderstanding threatens to drive them apart.


Arman - Shayan Arendt
Elisa - Elise Krieps
Sepideh - Yalda Rahmanian
Reza - Shayan Mehrafza
Joffer Denise - Claudine Ury
Joffer Carmen - Magaly Teixeira
Teacher - Roxanne Peguet
Claire Kieffer - Renelde Pierlot
Olivier Kieffer - Jérôme Funk
Headmaster - Nora Koenig


Producer: Adolf El Assal
Line producer: Stefan Milovic
Production Manager: Lukas Grevis, Production assistant daily: Julian Albrecht 1st AD: Roxanne Peguet
2nd AD: Krystal Wipf
Script supervisor: Livia Weiss
Chaperone to lead actors: Grit Nitzsche DOP: Anselm Havu
1st AC: Morris Kemp
2nd AC: Alix Andries
Gaffer: Jo Gutenkauf
Lighting assistant: Alaïs Fonly
Key Grip/Electrician: Mika Sciotti
Sound engineer: Arnaud Mellet
Boom operator: Pedro Jorge Lopes Moreira Costume designer: Holly Butler
Set Designer: Adelisa Pjanic
Make-Up: Emilie Franco

Location Manager: Frederico Majerus
Catering: Clarisse Ochs
Set photographer: Bahman Agadjani, Anna Krieps
Prop constructor: Luc Zoller
Assistant Set Designer: Anna Vaz Gomes
Location Assistants: Elvin Aires, Zoé Alff, Gina Schaeffer, Benoît Firer, Mahmoud Saeed Moussa Costume Assistant: Jennifer Zoller
Set Assistant: Anna Vaz Gomes
Extras & Kids Supervisors: Laurent De Cugnac, Veronika Shevchenko
Editor: Anselm Havu
Grading: Anselm Havu
Sound Editor: Ken Richard (Treehouse) Sound Mixer: Vincent Habay (Bamhaus) VFX: Gil Pinheiro (Equinox Productions)

Nominations & Awards

Official Competition at EFCA-award qualifying Jeugt Film Festival Antwerpen (BE) Short Film Market Picks at Festival du court métrage Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

Jury Award for Best Short at the Oscar-qualifying Austin Film Festival (US) Qualification for the Academy Awards 2025 (US)
Semi-finalist at Oscar-qualifying Flickers’ Rhode Island Intl’ Film Festival (US) Nominee at the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis for Best Short Film (LU)
Public screening at Cinémathèque before The Siren by Sepideh Farsi (LU) Official Selection at Luxembourg City Film Festival (LU)

Contacts producers

Kiyan Agadjani
T. +352 621 459 570

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