RONA, AZIM’S MOTHER
Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi
Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of the entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his brother Faroogh’s family along with their mother to be smuggled into Germany. But at the last moment, 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, 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. The film has been presented at the Göteborg Film Festival 2019 and the International Film Festival of Kerala 2018. And it has been granted with the Kim Jiseok Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2018, and the Interfaith Award and the Diploma of Honor for Best Asian Film at the Fajr Film Festival 2019.
Jamshid Mahmudy was born in Afghanistan and grew up in Pakistan and Iran. He directed short films before directing his first TV film in 2008. His first feature, “A Few Cubic Meters of Love” (2002), inspired by a true story that took place in Kabul, gained him international acclaim.
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