30.09. - 09.10.2021

Son-Mother Iran 2019 | 102 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Mahnaz Mohammadi

MAHNAZ MOHAMMADI (*1975) is one of Iran’s best-known women’s rights activists and film-makers and has been jailed several times for her political involvement. "Son-Mother" is her debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A piercing Iranian social drama in which a single mother is faced with an impossible choice. The screenplay is by Mohammad Rasoulof. Leila is an Iranian directly affected by the sanctions. The widow only manages with difficulty to keep herself, her infant child and her 12-year old son Amir above water. When Kazem, the bus driver at the factory where she works, proposes to her, Leila sees a possible escape from her economic hardship. But Kazem has a daughter of Amir‘s age. The social code forbids both children living together in the same house. Leila has to make a decision that can only produce losers.

Supported by:
Original title: Pesar-Madar
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Persian
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi
Screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof
Cast: Raha Khodayari, Mahan Nasiri, Reza Behboodi, Shiva Ordooie, Maryam Boubani
Producer: Kaveh Farnam, Mohammad Rasoulof, Farzad Pak
Director of Photography: Ashkan Ashkani
Music: Amir Molookpour
Production Design: Siamak Karinezhad
Editor: Mohammad Reza Muini
Sound: Ensieh Maleki, Hasan Shabankareh
Costume design: Siamak Karinezhad
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Beta Cinema
Production: Europe Media Nest; Filminiran
Contact: Cosima Finkbeiner, Beta Cinema:


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