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Motherland

Synopsis: 

Motherland refers to the "Promised Land", is a metaphor for David's return as the savior ‎of ‎mankind (in subtext). However, he finds that in his absence everything has changed, ‎and ‎everything seems to be lost. ‎
‎ The film opens with David having woken from a coma. He's had a nightmare about ‎his ‎mother's ‎death. He leaves the hospital to find his mother. However, it's been years and ‎upon ‎returning home, she is not there. ‎His sister, "Sarah", has sent him on a ‎fool's errand and does ‎not ‎give him a clear answer to their mother's absence. ‎
‎ Eventually, "Djalal", his stepfather, tells David his ‎mother is dead. But it’s not the truth. At the end ‎of the film, the awful truth is revealed. But hope remains alive.‎‏ ‏

Runtime: 
00:11:06
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Information for the Audience: 

Motherland refers to the "Promised Land", is a metaphor for David's return as the savior ‎of ‎mankind (in subtext). However, he finds that in his absence everything has changed, ‎and ‎everything seems to be lost. ‎
‎ The film opens with David having woken from a coma. He's had a nightmare about ‎his ‎mother's ‎death. He leaves the hospital to find his mother. However, it's been years and ‎upon ‎returning home, she is not there. ‎His sister, "Sarah", has sent him on a ‎fool's errand and does ‎not ‎give him a clear answer to their mother's absence. ‎
‎ Eventually, "Djalal", his stepfather, tells David his ‎mother is dead. But it’s not the truth. At the end ‎of the film, the awful truth is revealed. But hope remains alive.‎‏ ‏

Screenings / Awards: 

Lost River Film Festival, International Shorts Film Festival, Skiptown Playhouse Film Festival, Transparent Film Festival. 

Directed by: 
Baset Zandi
Writing credits: 
Baset Zandi
Cast: 
Pedram Zamani as David ‎ ‎Yeganeh Mamourian as Sarah ‎ Hossein Ahmadi as Djalal ‎
Produced by: 
Baset Zandi
Cinematography by: 
Mohammad Naseri
Film Editing by: 
Mahmood Nouri Baset Zandi
Casting by: 
Baset Zandi
Production Design by: 
Sayeh Aghaei
Art Direction by: 
Sayeh Aghaei
Set Decoration by: 
Baset Zandi
Costume Design by: 
Baset Zandi
Makeup Department: 
Farzaneh Hossein Khani
Production Management: 
Behnam Zandi
Other crew: 
Sound Mixer Farhad Mirmohammad Sadeghi
Release Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019
Total votes: 212

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