Iran-Afghanistan co-production ‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ has been set to receive simultaneous public screenings in the movie theaters of the two countries.
The filmmakers of ‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ are making arrangements to screen the film in Iran and Afghanistan next summer so that the Iranian and Afghan audiences watch it at the same time.
Directed and written by Jamshid Mahmoudi, the 89-minute flick narrates the story of Azim, an Afghan refugee who lives in Tehran along with his family and works at Tehran Municipality at nights.
Being the family’s head, he must choose between his own life and his mother’s whom he claims is the most important one in his life, as he found out that she is in dire need of kidney transplant.
The film is starring Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Hosseini and Fatemeh Mirzaee.
‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ has so far attended 15 international festivals and managed to grab several awards, including the best film award at the 3rd Sharm el-Sheikh Asian Film Festival in Egypt and the Grand Prix of the International Jury and the INALCO (Asian Studies University in Paris) award at the 25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France.
The film also received Kim Jiseok Award at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea as well as two awards at the Diorama International Film Festival in India.