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France to screen ‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’

‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ is scheduled to be screened at the Cinemas d’Iran in France.

‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ is scheduled to be screened at the Cinemas d’Iran in France.

Directed by and written by Jamshid Mahmoudi, the movie will be screened at the seventh Iranian Film Festival in Paris.

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 night.

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 stars Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Hosseini and Fatemeh Mirzaee.

The film has previously succeeded to win Kim Jiseok Award at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. It also grabbed two awards at the Diorama International Film Festival in India last month.

‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ received 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 and went on screen at the 29th Annual Festival of Films from Iran in Chicago, the US.

Cinema(s) d’Iran (Iranian Cinema) is an association created by Iranian, French and Franco-Iranian students.

The association aims to improve the understanding of Iranian culture in France. The association’s official goal is to “put in place cultural manifestations to initiate dialogues.”