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Rona, Azim’s Mother

Rona, Azim’s Mother

Azim, an Afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his brother Faroogh, and his family along with their mother to be smuggled into Germany. But at the last moments Faroogh, shamefully makes his decision known to Azim that he’s not going to take their mother who is very attached to her grandchildren.
Azim who feels lonely and is furious, accidentally finds out that his mother is in dire need of a kidney transplant, otherwise she’ll die in 2 months. During his search for a donor, he discovers that Iranians are not legally permitted to donate their organs to foreigners and he is the only donor although the doctor recommends him seriously not to do so. Now, he has to choose between his own life and his mother’s whom he has always claimed as the most important one in his life ….

Language
  • Persian (Farsi)
Runtime
89
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Afghanistan
Casts
Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fereshteh Hosseini
Production Company
Noori Pictures
Premier Status
Regional premiere
Festivals / Awards
  • 2018: Busan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema, Kim Jiseok Award, South Korea

Crew List

Director
Jamshid Mahmoudi
Screenwriter
Jamshid Mahmoudi
DOP / Camera
Koohyar Kalari
Editor
Jamshid Mahmoudi
Music
Sahand Mehdizadeh
Sound
Mehdi Saleh-Kermaani
Production Designer
Mehdi Mosavi
Producer
Navid Mahmoudi

Director/s

Jamshid Mahmoudi
Jamshid Mahmoudi
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Film Critic

Living or giving life

Freshteh Sadrorafaei
Freshteh Sadrorafaei

Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality a night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his brother Faroogh, and his family along with their mother to be smuggled into Germany. However, at the last moments Faroogh, shamefully makes his decision known to Azim that he’s not going to take their mother who is very attached to her grandchildren. Azim who feels lonely and is furious, accidentally finds out that his mother is in dire need of a kidney transplant, otherwise she’ll die in two months. During his search for a donor, he discovers that Iranians are not legally permitted to donate their organs to foreigners, and he is the only donor although the doctor recommends him seriously not to do so. Now, he has to choose between his own life and his mother’s whom he has always claimed as the most important person in his life.


In praise of mother

Reza Saemi
Reza Saemi

Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his brother Faroogh, and his family along with their mother to be smuggled into Germany. However, at the last moments Faroogh, shamefully makes his decision known to Azim that he’s not going to take their mother who is very attached to her grandchildren. Azim who feels lonely and is furious, accidentally finds out that his mother is in dire need of a kidney transplant, otherwise she’ll die in two months. During his search for a donor, he discovers that Iranians are not legally permitted to donate their organs to foreigners, and he is the only donor although the doctor recommends him seriously not to do so. Now, he has to choose between his own life and his mother’s whom he has always claimed as the most important person in his life. Rona, Azim’s Mother boasts a powerful and impressive performance by Mohsen Tanabandeh. The film is acclaimed for portraying the pain and sufferings of Afghan immigrants and praised for the role and status of mothers.


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