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Rona, Azim's Mother (Rona, Madar-e Azim)

2nd FILM

Director:Jamshid Mahmoudi
Screenplay:Jamshid Mahmoudi
Director of Photography: Koohyar Kalari
Sound: Mehdi Saleh-Kermaani
Sound Mix: Bahman Ardalan
Music: Sahand Mehdizadeh
Makeup Designer: Saeed Malekan
Editor: Jamshid Mahmoudi
Assistant Director: Rouzbeh Sajadi
Set Designer: Mehdi Moosavi
Still Photographer: Fattah Zinouri
Production Manager: Alireza Bagher-Beigi
Investors: Navid Mahmoudi
Producer: Navid Mahmoudi

Mohsen Tanabandeh (Azim), Mojtaba Pirzadeh (Faroogh), Fatemeh Hosseini (Rona), Fereshteh Hosseini (Hengameh), Fatemeh Mirzaei (Asemeh), Alireza Ostadi (Fazel)

Color, 4K, 16:9, 1:2/39, Surround 5.1, 24 fps, 89 min, 2018, Afghanistan- Iran

Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives 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. During his search for a donor, he discovers that Iranians are not legally permitted to donate their organs to foreigners and he is the only donor although the doctor recommends him seriously not to do so. Now, 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


Jamshid Mahmoudi was born in 1983 in Afghanistan. He was hardly one-year-old when his family sought refuge in Pakistan, and then in lran. After high school graduation, he passed the entrance exam for Tehran's University of Art but preferred to work with his older brother, Navid who is a producer. He was an assistant director in many TV films and features before directing his first TV film in 2008 and 3 others after that. In 2012, finally he directed his first feature, "A few Cubic Meters of Love", inspired by a true story that took place in Kabul. The film was introduced from Afghanistan to Oscars 2014. It attended about 35 International festivals that brought the film 8 awards. In 2016, he worked as the scriptwriter, the producer and editor of the feature film named "Parting" of his brother.
"Rona, Azim's Mother" is his second feature film as the director and scriptwriter.


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When I was a child, I fled to Iran with my family and until now in my thirties I'm still living in Iran as an afghan Refugee! So, I can understand with all my heart the millions of Afghan refugees' feelings as a result of unfair laws and rules. For instance, it's not legal for an Iranian to donate an organ of theirs to an Afghan. Once more in my second film, as a director and scriptwriter I have tried to be the voice of my compatriots, hoping that the power of cinema could raise people's awareness and change the laws.

1- Representative of Afghanistan for foreign-language films to Oscar 2019. The original name: (Shekastan-e Hamzaman-e Bist Ostekhan)
2- Busan Int'l Film Festival (04 Oct.-13 Oct. 2018/Korea) Winner "Kim Jiseok Award"
3- CineIran Festival (16-18 Nov.2018/ Canada)
4- Int'l F.F. Kerala (7-13 Dec.2018/ India)
5- Festival On Wheels (30Nov.-13 Dec.2018/ Turkey)
6- Diorama Int'l F.F. (14-20 Jan.2019/ India) Winner Silver Sparrow for the Best International Feature Film, and Golden Sparrow to Best Male Actor
7- Vesoul Int'l Film Festival (5-12 Feb.2019/ France) Winner the Grand Prize of Jury & INALCO Prize
8- Goteborg Film Festival (Jan.25-Feb.4,2019/ Sweden)
9- Gene Siskel Film Center (9-10 Feb.2019/USA)
10- Bengaluru Int'l Film Festival (21-28 Feb,2019/ India)
11- Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival (2-8 March,2019/ Egypt) Winner Jury Prize
12- Fajr Int'l Film Festival (18-26 April, 2019/ Iran)
13- Singapore Film Society (May, 2019/ Singapore)
14- Cinama D'Iran (12-18 June,2019/ France)
15- Casa Asia (1-10 Nov, 2019/ Spain)

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