African Violet



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Aug 16, 2019 5:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Aug 18, 2019 1:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Film Info
Program:MSP Iranian Film Festival
Family Drama
Women Directors
Release Year:2019
Runtime:93 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Jury Prize: Tripoli Film Festival 2019; Audience Award: Vesoul International Film Festival o
Website:Official Website
Print Source:DreamLab Films
Director:Mona Zandi Haghighi
Producer:Alireza Shojanoori
Cinematographer:Farhad Saba
Screenwriter:Hamidreza Bababeigi
Editor:Bahram Dehghani
Composer:Peyman Yazdanian
Principal Cast:Fatemeh Motamed Arya
Saeed Aghakhani
Reza Babak
Mehdi Hosseini Nia
Roya Javidnia
Neda Jebraeili
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Trailer does not have English subtitles. The screening will be presented with English subtitles.

When Shokoo finds out that her older ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by their children, she and Reza, her second husband, decide to take over care of Fereydoun, in their own home. In this unconventional arrangement, Shokoo and Fereydoun's relationship is significantly transformed. Likewise, this new situation impacts Reza and Shokoo’s daily life and puts a strain on their own marriage.

Director Mona Zandi Haghighi's affecting and compassionate drama of strength and reunion was adapted from a short story she penned that was based on characters in her own life.

Director Biography

mona zandi haghighi, mspfilmMona Zandi Haghighi was born on October 20, 1972 in Tehran, Iran. She is a writer, director, producer and editor of short films, documentaries and feature films. Her art works belong to the cinema of post-revolutionary Iran, which focuses on contemporary social issues within Persian culture.



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MSP Film Society presents the second annual MSP Iranian Film Festival August 15-18, 2019 at the Film Society’s Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre. The Festival showcases acclaimed and award-winning new Iranian cinema, and presents a variety of themes, genres, and perspectives of contemporary Iran.

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