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
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|Writer||Rakhshan Bani Etemad|
|Director||Rakhshan Bani Etemad|
Ali Reza Raisian
|Director of Photography||Hossein Jafarian|
|Sound Recordist||Parviz Abnar|
|Production Designer||Amir Esbati|
|Sound Mixer||Parviz Abnar|
Forough behind the camera.
Lecturing her son on the need to get serious about education.
Forough's latest film is well-received.
Forough's son does not like the idea of sharing his mother's attention and affection.
Reviewing the dailies for her documentary on mothers.
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."
"No one is as blameworthy as me."
The May Lady - "Hello. This is Forough."
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