Directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 'Mom's Guest' is set against the backdrop of the Iraq-Iran war, and tells the dark yet funny story of Mrs Effat, who, when unable to feed her newly arrived nephew and his bride, turns to those in her building for help. After having been persuaded to bring food and join her impromptu picnic, one by one, the neighbours begin to reveal their struggles and hardships. This light and simultaneously moving story of camaraderie is sympathetically brought to life by Golab Adineh, Roya Alemi, and Amin Hayayee.
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It became best picture of the year at Fajr film festival 2004. See more