Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Am a Mother [من مادر هستم ] (Baran Kosari) - (2012) Iranian Film Poster R, NM

I Am a Mother [man madar hastam] (2011) - (Baran Kosari) Iranian Film Poster

This is a 26.5" x 38.5" Iranian poster designed by Sheyban Khaghani to promote the 2012 Fereydoun Jeyrani 97-minute color film I Am a Mother [man madar hastam] starring Baran Kosari based on a story by Fereydoun Jeyrani with cinematography by Morteza Ghofari. Plot summary: The lives of two prosperous families are falling apart. Things happen in the life of a 19-year-old girl named Ava in one of the families [Baran Kosari] that expose many secrets in the lives of the people in the story.

Poster warning in top left corner: The topic of this film is social pathology; it is not recommended for people under the age of 16.

As the film begins this quote appears in white letters against a black background: "All happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Chapter 1.

Some conservative religious groups in Iran including the Ansar-e Hezbollah protested the screening of this film and demanded the revocation of its exhibition license. The film was edited to accomodate these protests.

Cast and crew: Morteza Ghafori, Fereydoun Jeyrani, Baran Kosari, Farhad Aslani, Habib Rezaei, Hengameh Ghaziani, Pantea Bahram, Amir-Hossein Arman, Naser Tahmasb, Arman Suratgar, Hedayatollah Sajjadi, Karim Abbasi

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