By Roqiye Tavakoli

MOTHERING is a film about two sisters who live in Yazd, a city located in the deserts of Iran. One of the sisters has abandoned her love and the other has been abandoned by hers…

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    84 min
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  • Written and Directed by

    Roqiye Tavakoli
  • Producer

    Siyavash Haghighi
  • Production Company

    Aseman Honar Development Co.
  • Director of Photography

    Morteza Gheidi
  • Editor

    Hayedeh Safiyari
  • Production Designer

    Mahmoud Kashfipour
  • Costume Designer

    Mehrnaz Akbari
  • Music

    Sattar Oraki
  • Sound-recordist

    Mohammad Shivandi
  • Sound Mix

    Seyed Alireza Alavian
  • Make-up

    Mehrdad Mir-Kiani
  • Visual Effects

    Amir Saharkhiz
  • Cast

    Nazanin Bayati, Houman Seyedi, Hanieh Tavassoli, Melisa Zakeri.
Director's Biography

Roqiye Tavakoli

Born in 1985 in Yazd, Roqiye Tavakoli holds a BA in Cinema and a MA in Dramatic Literature from Sooreh University in Tehran. She is an instructor and head of department at Yazd Art and Culture University. Tavakoli is a member of the Iranian Short Film Association in Khaneh Cinema. She has made over 30 short and documentary films presented and acclaimed in over 50 local and international film festivals - awarded at festivals such as Armenia International Women's Film Festival Kin, Dubai Ibda Awards, Royesh Film Festival, Parvin Etesami Film Festival, etc.
Feature Films: 2017- MOTHERING

Director's View

My debut film is filled with all the emotions I have felt all through these years… years of loneliness, love, youth, experiencing… the years that I have lived among the girls and women of my country… Falling in love, new ones and failures… This film was not only made with all my love but I put my entire soul into it… MOTHERING had to be made to portray the love of the girls and compassion of the women of my country… Loving women… Artist women… Compassionate women….

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