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Rakshan Bani-etemad

The May Lady (Banooyn-e ordibneshti)

Edition 1999
88' - 1998 - Drama - Dialogue: Persian
Director: Rakshan Bani-etemad With: Golab Adineh, Minoo Farshchi, Mani Kasraian
Protagonist of this films is Frough, a 42-year-old female Iranian documentary-maker. She is successful in her work, but faces problems in her private life. She is divorced and thinking about starting a new relationship. But her teenage son Mani regards himself as the man about the house. This results in a covert war of nerves between mother and son. In the meantime Frough’s latest commission is to make a documentary on “the ideal mother”. She serrounds herself with videotapes on which women talk about the social problems they experience, such as the painful consequences of the war with Iraq. The differences with Frough’s feelings become painfully apparent.

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Credits

Director

Rakshan Bani-etemad

With

Golab Adineh, Minoo Farshchi, Mani Kasraian

Scenario

Rakshan Bani-etemad

Director of Photography

Hossein Jafarian

Editor

Mostafa Kherghehpoosh, Masume Shah-Nazari

Producer

Jahangir Kosari, Alireza Raisian

More information

Dialogue

Persian

Countries of production

Iran

Year

1998

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