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Son – Mother

    Son – Mοther / Pesar – Madar

    Czech Republic, Iran / Color / 102' / 2019 13+

    Leila is a single working mom of two, living in sanctions-gripped Iran. The factory she works at faces a crisis and jobs are at stake. Kazem, the factory bus driver, proposes marriage to Leila, but she hesitates to accept his conditions. Kazem has a daughter the same age as her 12-year-old son, Amir, and since tradition frowns upon a young girl sharing a household with her stepbrother, Kazem tells Leila not to bring her son until he marries his daughter off. After Leila is fired from her job, she makes the decision to stay with Kazem and leave Amir in the care of a boarding school, until she figures out how to manage his return. After a few months, Amir tries to escape and on the run faces Kazem, who asks him to think about his family’s future. Amir has to decide.

    Η Nova, κορυφαίος κορυφαίος πάροχος συνδυαστικών υπηρεσιών οικιακής ψυχαγωγίας και επικοινωνίας στην Ελλάδα, ανταποκρινόμενη στο κάλεσμα του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Ολυμπίας, του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης και του Παιδικού και Εφηβικού Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Αθήνας, παραχώρησε την εξαιρετική αυτή ταινία που έκανε πρόσφατα την τηλεοπτική πρεμιέρα της στα κανάλια Novacinema και είναι διαθέσιμη στους συνδρομητές της Nova και μέσω της υπηρεσίας Nova On Demand. 

    Mahnaz Mohammadi

    She was born in Tehran. She is a filmmaker, actor, and women's rights activist. She has directed the short documentary "Women without Shadows" (2003) and the feature documentary "Travelogue" (2010). "Son-Mother" is her fiction feature debut.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Mahnaz Mohammadi
    • Screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof
    • Cinematography: Askhan Askhani
    • Editing: Mohammadreza Muini
    • music: Amir Molookpour
    • Sound Design: Ensieh Maleki, Hasan Shabankareh
    • Film Cast: Raha Khodayari, Mahan Nasiri, Reza Behboodi, Shiva Ordooie, Maryam Boubani
    • producer:: Kaveh Farnam, Mohammad Rasoulof, Farzad Pak
    • original language:  Farsi


    • Travelogue (2010)
    • Women without Shadows (2003)