Son – Mother

Son - Mοther / Pesar - Madar

film-roll 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.

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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.

Mahnaz Mohammadi
Mohammad Rasoulof
Askhan Askhani
Mohammadreza Muini
Amir Molookpour
Sound Design
Ensieh Maleki
Hasan Shabankareh
Film Cast
Raha Khodayari
Mahan Nasiri
Reza Behboodi
Shiva Ordooie
Maryam Boubani
Kaveh Farnam
Mohammad Rasoulof
Farzad Pak
Travelogue (2010)
Women without Shadows (2003)
Feature Fiction Film