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AFRICAN VIOLET (Iran)

November 14

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 BababeygiMona Zandi Haqiqi (first story)

Stars:   Fatemah Motamed-AriaSaeed AghakhaniReza Babak 

Country:  Iran

Language:  Persian

Running time:  93 minutes

Fajr Film Festival 2019

Nominee
Crystal Simorgh
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Fatemah Motamed-Aria
Best Music
Peyman Yazdanian
For Metri Shesh Va Nim

 

Tripoli Film Festival 2019

Winner
Jury Prize
Special Mention of the Jury
Mona Zandi Haqiqi

 

Details

Date:
November 14
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Venue

At home
Palm Springs, CA United States

Organizer

Desert Film Society
Email:
info@desertfilmsociety.com
Website:
www.desertfilmsociety.org