0744 GMT October 21, 2019
The film screening was followed by a brief question-and-answer session.
Jamshid held a filmmaking workshop titled ‘independent filmmakers’ on the sidelines of the festival, IRNA reported.
Starring Iranian actors Mohsen Tanabandeh and Mojtaba Pirzadeh, the 90-minute film is about Azim, an Afghan refugee who works as a janitor in Tehran. While helping his mother and his brother’s family plan to smuggle themselves into Germany, he feels betrayed by his brother who abandons their mother.
The film has received several awards in Iranian and international events, including the Kim Ji-seok Award at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival in October 2018 and best film award at the Sharm el-Sheikh Asian Film Festival in Egypt in March.
‘Rona, Azim’s Mother’ was Afghanistan’s submission to the 91st Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category in 2018, however, it did not make the shortlist.
The Mahmudi brothers’ other film ‘Parting,’ which is another Afghan-Iranian joint production about love and migration, was also submitted by Afghanistan to the 89th Annual Academy Awards to represent the country in the best foreign language film category at the 2017 Oscars.