The movie, directed by Hamid Zargarnejad, is an untold narration of the war, from an unseen location in Iraq-Iran war, with a tribe of Arab-Iranian residents.
‘Mahoora’ is a mixed story of love, hatred, fear and hope in the heart of war.
The basic background of the film comes from a very old tradition among the Arab people of Hoor in south-west of Iran, who chose the most beautiful girl to swim in Hoor Lake every week to fertilize it.
The script of ‘Mahoora’ took four years of research and efforts on a real historical event, which had the crew to search for pristine locations in southern parts of Iran.
The production process of the film was very hard and the crew built a small town around the city in four months, parts of which were located on water.
The main role of the film, Amin starred by Saed Soheili, was supposed to be performed by Mohsen Tanabandeh, but due to an injury, the young actor was replaced.
The storyline is a beautiful combination of love and war and the filmmaker has released his movie from the chain of common examples of such films with a proper and appropriate innovation.
The very key point of ‘Mahoora’ is that the beloved is already gone at the beginning of the story and the lover is living with her memory.
The scenic and costume design of the film alongside devotion to the Arab traditions, lifestyle and atmosphere, have made the film one of the bests of Iran, after ‘The Bride of Fire’ by Khosrow Sinaee.
In addition to Soheili, ‘Mahoora’ features popular Iranian actors such as Kamran Tafti, Bahareh Kian-Afshar, Daryoush Arjmand, Ahmad Kavari, Mehdi Sabaee, Mitra Hajjar, Mona Farjad, Mohsen Afshani, and Yousef Moradian.
The movie, made in 2016, is scheduled to go on air at 22:00 GMT.
ifilm English will also repeat the movie the next day at 04:00, 10:00, and 16:00 (all GMT times).