Picture Son-Mother

Son-Mother

Original title: Pesar-Madar
Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi
Cast: Raha Khodayari, Mahan Nasiri, Reza Behboodi
Country: Iran, Czech Republic
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 102
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Beta Cinema
Section: Panorama, Amnesty International Febiofest Award

Leila is a single mother living in the poverty of today's Iran. The factory where she works is facing a crisis and jobs are in danger. Kazem, the factory bus driver, proposes to Leila, but only under certain conditions. When Leila loses her job, she must face a difficult decision – whether to accept Kazem's proposal, which would save her from poverty, but would also force her to abandon her son. In the end, it will be him who will have to decide.

Mahnaz Mohammadi

The Iranian director and women's rights activist made her first film about homeless women living in a shelter. The film won several awards at international festivals. Her Travelogue documentary was also highly discussed, and she was not allowed to leave the country after its premiere. She has been imprisoned several times for her anti-regime activism.

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