Out of Frame

Amina Maher

MY / DE / IR
Short film

Isolated in their inner-city apartment in Tehran, Narges and her controlling mother pierce through the layers to the core of their conflict. While Narges longs for modern, free womanhood, her mother maintains her socially imposed conservative role. Yet, both women have a secret. And so the patriarchal society, which continues to produce male perpetrators and female victims, using taboos and shame, to manoeuvre Narges into a traumatic situation.

World Premiere available!

Director / Script / Production

Amina Maher


Natalie Kinscher, Amina Maher


Alexei Galar

Sound Design

Alexei Galar, Patrick Gasda


Hoda Taheri


Amina Maher

Portrait of Amina Maher

Amina Maher

Amina Maher is an Iranian queer film-maker whose works deal with themes of gender and identity in relation to violence and power structures. She began her film career playing as a protagonist in Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten, which portrayed Amina’s real-life relationship with her mother. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes International Film Festival. Maher is currently taking a master’s degree in film directing at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

Films by Amina Maher
This is Not a Porn!
2022 | Where Is The Friend’s Home? 2022 | Out of Frame 2022 | A Letter to My Mother 2019 | One Window Will Suffice 2015 | Orange 2015 | Sweet Gin and Cold Wine 2014