The May Lady - 1998

Directed by Rakhshan Bani Etemad

Forough, A divorced single mother and documentary filmmaker, struggles to balance the love for her teenage son and the need to find adult companionship all while beginning production on a documentary about the "ideal mother."

Color, 1 hour 28 minutes, Farsi

Original Title: Banooye Ordibehesht

Trailer currently not available, Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)

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Cast


Minou Farshchi  
Mani Kasraian  
Golab Adineh  
Atefeh Razavi  
Nayereh Farahani  

Crew


Writer Rakhshan Bani Etemad
Director Rakhshan Bani Etemad
Producer Jahanghir Kosari
Ali Reza Raisian
Director of Photography Hossein Jafarian
Sound Recordist Parviz Abnar
Production Designer Amir Esbati
Editor Masumeh Shahnazari
Mostafa Kherghehpoush
Sound Mixer Parviz Abnar
Music Tony Ergartor

Pictures


Forough behind the camera.

Forough behind the camera.

Lecturing her son on the need to get serious about education.

Lecturing her son on the need to get serious about education.

Forough's latest film is well-received.

Forough's latest film is well-received.

Forough's son does not like the idea of sharing his mother's attention and affection.

Forough's son does not like the idea of sharing his mother's attention and affection.

Reviewing the dailies for her documentary on mothers.

Reviewing the dailies for her documentary on mothers.

The interviewed mothers' words stay on Forough's mind.

The interviewed mothers' words stay on Forough's mind.

An irate and frustrated subject, 'My life is no good for a film. Go after your own life.'

An irate and frustrated subject, "My life is no good for a film. Go after your own life."

'No one is as blameworthy as me.'

"No one is as blameworthy as me."

Awkward silence.

Awkward silence.

The May Lady - 'Hello. This is Forough.'

The May Lady - "Hello. This is Forough."

DVD


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