Rona, Azim’s Mother

  • Feature
  • 2018
  • 89 Minutes
  • Afghanistan
  • Language: Persian (Farsi)

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 ….

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi

Screenwriter: Jamshid Mahmoudi

Production Company: Noori Pictures

Premier Status: Regional premiere


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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Awards

2018: Busan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema, Kim Jiseok Award, South Korea


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Jamshid Mahmoudi

DOP / Camera: Koohyar Kalari

Editor: Jamshid Mahmoudi

Music: Sahand Mehdizadeh

Sound: Mehdi Saleh-Kermaani

Production Designer: Mehdi Mosavi

Producer: Navid Mahmoudi

Cast: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fereshteh Hosseini


Director

Jamshid Mahmoudi

Jamshid Mahmoudi was born in 1983 in Afghanistan. He was hardly one-year-old when his family sought refuge in Pakistan, and then in lran. After high school graduation, he passed the entrance exam for Tehran’s University of Art but preferred to work with his older brother, Navid who is a producer. He was an assistant director in many TV films and features before directing his first TV film in 2008 and 3 others after that. In 2012, finally he directed his first feature, “A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, inspired by a true story that took place in Kabul. The film was introduced from Afghanistan to Oscar 2014. It attended about 35 International festivals that brought the film 8 awards. In 2016, he worked as the scriptwriter, the producer and editor of the feature film named “Parting” of his brother.

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