In an ifilm exclusive report, actor Mehdi Soltani- Sarvestani has talked about the concept of father in the Eastern cultures reflected in the series ‘Father’.
The main character of the story, Haj Ali, is the representative of a special class of super rich people who are both very helpful and at the same time know well how to manage their money.
The story also deals with the way that Haj Ali deals with his family. He is affluent but he urges his son, Hamed, to earn money by his own skill. Haj Ali who is a very rich businessman does not follow a lavish style of life and has good relationship with his family.
In his view, being father does not just mean to put the bread on the table. He is a guide for his son and the symbol of loyalty as well as support for his wife, and the source of help for the needy and the poor people.
Mehdi Soltani-Sarvestani has a BA in Acting from Tehran University, a Master’s in Directing from Tehran University and a PhD in Theater from the Avignon University of France.
He has also tried his hand at research, translation and directing and is a university professor.
Soltani has appeared in several series, including ‘The Trial’ (1998), ‘The Final Decision’ (2001), ‘On the Way to Zayandeh Rood’ (2010), ‘The Wall’ (2012), ‘Like a Mother’ (2013), ‘Madineh’ (2014), ‘Seven Stones’ (2014) and ‘Kimiya’ (2013-2015).
He has also acted in some movies such as ‘The Queen’ (2011) and ‘Che’ (2013).