Rona: Azim's Mother + Lunch Time

Unclassified 15+
18 November
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costAdults $15 Concessions $13 (season $50/45)

Azim is an Afghan refugee living in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of the entire family, he arranges for his brother Faroogh and his family, along with their mother, to be smuggled into Germany. But at the last moment Faroogh shamefully decides not to take their mother with him.

Azim, who feels lonely and is furious, accidentally finds out that his mother is in dire need of a kidney transplant. During his search for a donor, he discovers that Iranians are not legally permitted to donate their organs to foreigners. Now he has to choose between his own life and his mother’s, whom he has always claimed as the most important one in his life.

Rona: Azim's Mother screens with the short film Lunch Time

Lunch Time (Vaght-e Nahar) 2017 | unrated 15+ | 15 min |Iran | D: Alireza Ghasemi

A 16-year-old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. But the people in charge at the hospital won’t let her into the morgue.

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