IRIB Media Trade - Mama's Guest (Mehmaan-e Maamaan)

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Mama's Guest (Mehmaan-e Maamaan)

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The mother has two dear guests, a newly wed couple arriving to her house for the first time. The father, a film buff and a movie theater projectionist, comes home with no money and declares that the theater has been closed down. The mother, who has a heart condition, is anxious because their financial situation won't allow her to receive her guests properly and serve them in a traditional Iranian way.  The neighbors, in this old-fashioned housing complex, who are in even worse financial stress, wholeheartedly come to her rescue and help her to create a wonderful dinner feast.

Mama's Guest
The Title: Mehmaan-e Maamaan

Cast & Crew

Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Writers: Dariush Mehrjui, Hooshang M.Kermani, Vahideh Mohamadifar
Director of photography: Tooraj Mansoori
Editor: Mehdi Hosseinivand
Music: Emad Bonakdar
Sound: Jahangir Mirshekari
Cast: Golab Adineh, Amin Hayaee, Parsa Piroozfar, Hassan Poorshirazi
Producer: Dariush Mehrjui
Production: Cima Film Center

35mm, 104mins, 2004, Color


Born in Tehran in 1940 and graduated in Philosophy and Film-making from U.C.L.A in 1964, Dariush Mehrjui started his film career in 1966 by writing and directing a feature film entitled DIAMOND 33. His subsequent works, which have been awarded numerous prizes at local and international film festivals, include:

THE COW (1970)

- THE PEAR TREE (1998)


- MIX (2000)

POSTMAN (1973)

- BEMANI (2002)

THE CYCLE (1976-1979)

LODGERS (1987)

HAMOON (1990)

BANOO (1992)

SARA (1993)

PARI (1995)

LEILA (1996)


1- Fukuoka Int’l Film Festival, Japan, Sep.10-20, 2004
2- Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Oct. 2-31, 2004
3- Mill Valley Film Festival, California, Oct. 7-17, 2004
4-Fort Lauderdale Int’l F.F., Florida, Oct. 28 -Nov. 13, 2004, USA
5- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 2004
6- Cairo Int’l Film Festival, Nov. 30-Dec. 10, 2004, Egypt
7- Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden/ 27 Jan. – 8 Feb. 2005
8- Cinefan, Asian Film Festival, India/ 14- 24 July, 2005
9- Date Palm Film Festival, New Zealand/ 8 - 21 Sep. 2005
10- Alexandria Int’l Film Festival, Egypt/8-22 Sep. 2005
11- Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers F.F., China/ Oct 28-Nov 1, 2005
12- 9th Dhaka Int'l Film Festival, Bangladesh/ 17-25 January 2006
(Winner of the International Jury Special Award)

Additional Info

  • Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • Duration: 35mm, 104mins, 2004, Color
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