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AFRICAN VIOLET (Iran)
Middle-aged Shokoo (Fatemeh Motamed Arya) finds out that ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by their children. She, and second husband Reza, decide to take care of Fereydoun themselves in their own home. In doing so, however, this new situation transforms Reza and Shokoo’s daily life, and unexpected changes take place in the lives of all three characters. Likewise, this new situation has a significant impact upon Reza and Shokoo and places a severe strain upon their own marriage.
Based on a true story, and more than just an intimate family drama, African Violet transcends its singular setting to become a universal meditation on the bonds that tie us all together in our collective human experience.
Director: Mona Zandi Haqiqi (as Mona Zandi Haghighi)
Writers: Hamidreza Bababeygi, Mona Zandi Haqiqi (first story)
Running time: 93 minutes
Fajr Film Festival 2019
|Best Actress in a Leading Role
For Metri Shesh Va Nim
Tripoli Film Festival 2019
|Special Mention of the Jury
Mona Zandi Haqiqi