TEHRAN. (Iranart) - Iranian feature Rona, Azim’s Mother, directed by Jamshid Mahmoudi, will take part at the 68th edition of Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in Germany.
Rona, Azim’s Mother centers around Azim (Mohsen Tanabandeh), an afghan refugee, who lives and works 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. 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.
It will take part at two competition sections of the festival and vie with other titles for the Grand Newcomer Award as well as the Talent Award, which is granted to the best unconventionally narrated feature film.
The film will be screened on 14, 15 and 18 November in Mannheim, and on 15 and 16 Nov. in Heidelberg in the presence of the director Jamshid Mahmoudi.
Rona, Azim’s Mother had previously grabbed the Kim Jiseok Award at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, and won the best film award at the 2019 Sama Film Festival in Sweden.